In the last few years, a number of Rep. Burns' constituents and others around the state are calling for an Article V Convention of States to consider possible changes to the U.S. Constitution in order to reign in federal overreach. Rep. Burns began working with supporters of this movement during his first term in office, and in 2017 he was a joint sponsor for Senate Joint Resolution 2 which expresses Texas’ commitment to this idea.

Only time will tell if it garners enough support in other states to actually call a convention, but one thing is for sure; the all-too-frequent departures from the Constitution by the federal government are destroying the rule of law. We must use every means available to end the federal government’s overreach and restore the authority of local communities across the nation to make decisions that are in the best interest of their citizens.