VZC Tea Party talks COS project

A presentation on the Convention of States project opened the meeting of the Van Zandt County Tea Party Oct. 9 at Edom City Limits.

Dr. Dwayne Collins, the founder and director of the VZC Tea Party, introduced Greg Holton of Sulphur Springs and Linda Rice of Denison to discuss the political movement in Texas and across the nation.

Holton serves as district captain for House District 2 in the Convention of States project while Rice works as a regional captain.

“The Convention of States project is at work in all 50 states and Phase I has begun,” pointed out Holton. “The COS (Convention of States) resolution passed in Texas in May 2017 and we are the 11th state to do so.”

According to the COS website, the COS project was founded in 2013 by Citizens for Self-Governance for the purpose of stopping the runaway power of the federal government. Their main headquarters is located in Purcellville, Vir., and their phone number is 540-441-7227.

“We believe Washington, D.C. is broken and will not fix itself,” a spokesman for the COS project said on the COS website. “The federal government is spending this country into the ground seizing power from the states and taking liberty from the people.”

Holton emphasized that the number one priority in the COS project are the citizens and he said that there are four major problems that are currently being addressed by the organization including debt, overregulation, federal interference in state matters and career politicians.

“The federal government has overreached its constitutional-established boundaries and has its hands in almost every area of our lives,” said the website spokesman. “Our children and grandchildren will inherit a bankrupt nation run by an unaccountable bureaucracy.”

Holton said that two-thirds of the states are needed to approve a resolution to call for a COS convention which would address specific topics named in the resolution.

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