We Win. They Lose

By Ray Cardello for February 23, 2022 Season 9 / Post 6


We win. They lose—a brilliant simple statement by one of the great communicators of our time. Ronald Reagan crafted that statement as he did many others during his two terms as President of the United States. By the words he spoke and the confident power behind them, Reagan took America from the low stature it had fallen to under Jimmy Carter and put us back up on top of the hill. Reagan called America the shining city upon a hill, and that is where he returned us.


With a love of this country combined with a vision, well-crafted messages, and a sense of power he spread with his presence and deeds, Reagan put the country on his back and transformed her in eight years. Reagan is called the Father of Modern Conservatism which is ironic for a former actor from California, but for America, he was the right person at the right time.


Reagan’s Presidency inherited a Middle East hostage situation, runaway inflation, high unemployment, stagnation, and a country tired after four years of Carter. We were a mess at home and no longer considered a superpower on the global stage. Reagan would pull the country and solve all of these issues in his two terms. One of the most successful presidencies in our lifetime. Reagan has made many of us Conservatives yearn for the next Ronal Reagan, who can repeat the trick once more.


Reagan was also wise enough to recognize how dangerous our government could become if left unchecked and allowed politicians to turn service to the country into a lifelong career. These two statements were harbingers of things Reagan warned us.


“No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size” and “A government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on earth.”


Convention of States Action (COS) is working on getting thirty-four states to pass a resolution calling for Congress to convene a Convention of States. At that Convention, fifty delegates, one from each state, will debate the three amendments that COS wants to see added to the existing twenty-seven amendments of our Constitution.


Because our Federal Government has grown so large and so powerful that it no longer serves its people, it has spent America into $30 Trillion in debt, and because so many of the members of Congress have spent their lifetimes taking advantage of the pleasures derived from their office, COS is taking action.


 These are the core reasons the Convention of States Action was born and why it has worked tirelessly since 2013 to get us halfway to our goal.


The three amendments proposed by COS will:

  1. Set term limits on members of Congress and Supreme Court Justices
  2. Force Congress to adhere to a balanced budget
  3. Will set limitations so that the Federal Government will have no powers to control Americans’ lives beyond those detailed in the Constitution.

These proposals are not Right or Left, Conservative or Liberal. These are three proposals that any American who believes in the Constitution can get behind and help support by working with COS.


After eight years, COS is halfway, but the infrastructure is in place to take advantage of the momentum built up and push the eight states that have passed the resolution in one chamber to finish the job. There are also twenty-two states with the COS resolution on the legislative agenda for 2022. COS is motivated to get the job done because America needs to get the job done. Getting the Convention called is a milestone but not the finish line. This effort is not a sprint but a marathon, and we are ready to see it to the end.


Ronald Reagan was a great man and a more extraordinary President. He told us nearly forty years ago what needed to be done. We are about to enact a solution to the problems he foresaw. Get off the bench and join us in this race. There is power in numbers, and we can never have too much support. It is time for the people to win.


 This article was first published on The Liberty Loft thelibertyloft.com