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Jim DeMint: We Need to Change This 'Out-of-Control Federal Govt'

Jim DeMint: We Need to Change This 'Out-of-Control Federal Govt'
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By    |   Tuesday, 13 June 2017 03:31 PM EDT

Former senator and Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint has taken his conservative vision to the state level in order to effect change at "this out-of-control federal government."

DeMint gave his first public interview since his ouster at Heritage, joining "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," saying that he didn't know why he was fired from Heritage.

"Stories you were too conservative — I don't know what that means — they wanted to be more GOP-centric," Beck posed in his question to DeMint.

But by joining the Convention of the States Project as a senior adviser, DeMint might have surfaced what made him too conservative for Heritage.

"We have to do a lot of things if we're gonna stop this out-of-control federal government," DeMint told Beck.

"No matter what happens, no matter who we elect, Congress is never gonna stop spending. They're gonna keep spending and accruing debt until we have some kind of crisis or meltdown," DeMint said.

DeMint has just the vehicle to prevent that from happening — Article V of the Constitution.

"We have to get the states to force the federal government to have fiscal restraint, to limit its jurisdiction, and hopefully even to term limit members of Congress and maybe even the judiciary," DeMint told Beck.

"The secret here is to get 34 states to pass essentially the same call to convention," DeMint said. "Article V is clear — states can propose amendments. And we wanna propose particular amendments that will help force the federal government to not only balance its budget, but limit taxes, also limit what it can do."

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Former senator and Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint has taken his conservative vision to the state level in order to effect change at "this out-of-control federal government."
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