Back in the 1980s when I was a teenager, I tuned in to Dr. James Dobson’s radio show, Focus on the Family. For years I was a faithful listener, hearing many encouraging radio guests talk about the family and reading many of the books that were written them.
Surprisingly I also learned how to become a political activist by watching Dr. Dobson's involvement and influence while fighting for families' rights in Washington, D.C. Dobson explained that the laws in D.C. powerfully affect the family, and we should be engaged.
Thus I was connected with individuals and groups where I learned to stay on top of legislation in Washington, D.C. and further learned how to most effectively contact my representatives.
More and more I learned how utterly essential political activism was to keeping families together and, ultimately, keeping our religious rights.
Through that process I also became connected to Constitutional lawyer, Michael Farris. I immediately began following Farris, a champion of home school rights. Through him I learned even more about our rights, the Constitution, and self-governance.
In the 1990's I was a public school teacher. I did not like big government reaching into the schools. Thus, I homeschooled my own kids.
Meanwhile the federal government got bigger and more intrusive. Merely voting and contacting my legislators wasn't enough.
Eventually my kids and I moved from Texas to Virginia, an hour away from Michael Farris, which allowed me to meet him at many speaking engagements where he often talked about how we could cure the abuses in Washington, D.C. by using Article V of the Constitution.
Farris co-founded the Convention of States Project with Mark Meckler, so that We the People could use Article V to rein in the federal leviathan peacefully, as the Framers intended.
I was hooked. I signed the petition and became a volunteer. I'm now the State Communications Coordinator for Virginia.
Oh, and because of Michael Farris, I have also met Jenna Ellis, one of his former students who is now a Constitutional lawyer and Director for Public Policy at the James Dobson Family Institute.
So, it wasn’t any surprise to me when I recently heard that Dr. Dobson endorsed Convention of States Project.
Here is a great (and short) video where Mark Meckler and Jenna Ellis talk about how Convention of States can protect families.
"There are so many ways that the federal government has intruded on the private family's rights," Meckler said. "Families are no longer free to choose how to raise their families and educate their kids."
Next Monday, September 17, is Constitution Day. You're invited to listen to a special program with Mark Meckler and James Dobson on Family Talk.