|After serving in both houses of congress, Dr. Coburn diagnoses
an institutional illness and prescribes an effective treatment.
Former Senator Tom Coburn, understands the problems in Washington better than anyone, Here is a recent letter he wrote to the Oklahoma legislature.
Dear Oklahoma Legislator,
I am proud to be an Oklahoman, and I was proud to represent our state during my time in the United States Senate. One of the biggest lessons I learned during that time was that our federal government is like a runaway freight train. It will continue to overstep its constitutional boundaries and usurp more and more of states’ rights and individual liberties until someone or something stops it.
Under Article V of the Constitution, you are the ones empowered to stop it, through a state-led convention for proposing amendments. Only through formal amendments can the states put effective checks on judicial activism, reject the damage that has been done to the Constitution through creative “interpretations” of some of its provisions, and impose meaningful fiscal restraints on Washington.
[Editor’s note: I have this mechanic who I’m really fed up with. Every time I take my car in there, they refuse to fix what they’re supposed to, and my car comes out running worse than when I took it in. They lie, they overcharge me, and they don’t do anything useful.
I have it figured out, though. I’m going to have them rebuild my engine so that they can’t mess it up again. That’ll show ’em.]