In writing your State Representative or Senator, use the following example of a petition letter or compose your own. But, be sure that your legislator is made aware of the importance of using the exact wording of the Amendment In preparing a resolution of endorsement for consideration by the State Senate or House of Representatives.
Note: If you prefer to send your letters via email, please see How to email your State Legislatures and U.S. Congress
[To the Honorable Representative ________, House of Representatives of the State of __________]
[To the Honorable Senator ________, Senate of the State of __________]
I am sure you are fully familiar with the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States: "the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively or to the people." A consistent increase in the centralization of power in the Federal Government has been coupled with an enormous expansion of unconstitutional activities and controls, which have resulted in a great loss of liberties and individual freedom by all Americans.
The Liberty Amendment has been, designed to restore freedom to Americans, not by changing the meaning of the Constitution of the United States, but by giving it back its full force and effectiveness. Nine States have endorsed the Liberty Amendment by passing resolutions requesting Congress to submit it to the States for ratification. (These nine states, in the order in which they endorsed the Amendment, are: Wyoming, Nevada, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Arizona, and Indiana).
The endorsement by twenty five to thirty more state can bring the necessary pressure to bear upon Congress to submit the Amendment to the States for ratification. Congress will never voluntarily vote to give back the powers it has usurped from the States and from the people.
We are respectfully asking you to consider sponsoring and introducing a resolution endorsing The Liberty Amendment, and upon its debate and vote of approval, the certification to Congress requesting that the Amendment be submitted to the States for ratification.
For your information, the Liberty Amendment, its origin, purpose, history, and progress is fully described by the website provided below.
The nine states which have approved and passed Liberty Amendment resolutions have all used wording very similar in their introduction, and the exact wording for the four sections as that of the resolution by the State of Louisiana provided as an example:
STATE OF LOUISIANA
House Concurrent Resolution No. 23
By Messrs. Jack, A.D. Brown, Fulco and
A Concurrent Resolution
Be it Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Louisiana, the Senate concurring, that we respectfully request the Congress of the United States to propose to the people an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, or to call a convention for such purpose as provided by Article V of the Constitution, an article providing as follows:
Sec. 1: The Government of the United States shall not engage in any business, professional, commercial, financial or industrial enterprise except as specified in the Constitution.
Sec. 2: The Constitution or laws of any State, or the laws of the United States, shall not be subject to the terms of any foreign or domestic agreement which would abrogate this amendment.
Sec. 3: The activities of the United States Government which violate the intent and purposes of this amendment shall, within a period of three years from the date of the ratification of this amendment, be liquidated and the properties and facilities affected shall be sold.
Sec. 4: Three years after the ratification of this amendment the sixteenth article of amendments to the Constitution of the United States shall stand repealed and thereafter Congress shall not levy taxes on personal incomes, estates, and/or gifts.
With this simple resolution passed by as few as 19 or 20 more states we will be well along to restoring the freedom and liberty of our Constitutional Republic.
Congress would then be hard pressed to approve the submission to the states for ratification.
Again we respectfully request that you sponsor and work hard to pass a resolution before it is to late to act. Thank you, and I urge you to visit the Liberty Amendment website (www.libertyamendment.org) for an extensive treatment of the origin, purpose, history and progress of the Amendment toward ratification.