A true ci­ti­zen of Amer­ica

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What makes me feel good, you might be won­der­ing. Well, that is easy — the chance to be a true ci­ti­zen of Amer­ica.

A ci­ti­zen holds his gov­ern­ment ac­count­able by tak­ing a proac­tive ap­proach on how Amer­ica is gov­erned. A ci­ti­zen does not sit back and watch things un­fold af­ter he has voted and com­plain about how the elec­tion went; he takes ac­tion on those is­sues he feels are of ben­e­fit to Amer­ica. In brief, he takes the power to gov­ern back to him­self and away from un­elected bu­reau­cra­cies.

A ci­ti­zen par­tic­i­pates in com­mu­nity af­fairs how­ever he can. And above all, a ci­ti­zen helps oth­ers do the same. Our Founders knew this, lived it and wrote a Con­sti­tu­tion to as­sure it for us. It is our duty, our re­spon­si­bil­ity, to ad­here to these truths and carry on these prin­ci­ples by teach­ing them to this and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

I sup­port the res­o­lu­tion to call for an Ar­ti­cle V con­ven­tion of states to pro­pose amend­ments to the Con­sti­tu­tion in three ar­eas: fis­cal re­spon­si­bil­ity, gov­ern­ment over­reach of power and term lim­its for fed­eral of­fi­cials. Wouldn’t it make you feel good to know you did your best to be a true ci­ti­zen of Amer­ica?

Michael Her­man Fry, Cal­i­for­nia

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