Oklahoma’s 55th Legislature made history as the Senate voted 30 – 16 to pass Senate Joint Resolution 4 (SJR4), which calls for a Convention of States to propose constitutional amendments under Article V of the United States Constitution.
The Oklahoma House passed SJR4 last week 57 – 33. The resolution calls for a convention to propose amendments on the following topics: “impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.”
“Oklahoma citizens and legislators had the courage to use the Founders tool that is Article V, by passing SJR4, making Oklahoma the seventh state to pass the Convention of States Resolution,” said Tom Coburn, former U. S. senator. “It is heartening to see the hallmarks of true statesmanship exhibited this session by representatives in my state.”
Recent endorsements include Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, American economist Thomas Sowell, Senator Marco Rubio, and South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan. They join the ranks of other well-known political figures such as retired U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (OK), Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Gov. Sarah Palin, Gov. John Kasich, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Col. Allen West.