It has been an incredible past few weeks for the Compact for America Initiative! We’ve enjoyed rapidly growing national, regional and local media coverage!
The effort is on the edge of going viral.
In North Carolina, Jones & Bount Published, “A Compact to Save America from Financial Ruin,” in which Compact for America Educational Foundation Scholar Dean Clancy (fmr VP of FreedomWorks) wrote about the crucial importance of North Carolina’s push to pass HB366-the Compact for a Balanced Budget:
“Think of the compact as the launch vehicle, and the BBA as the payload. The vehicle is launched by the states; the payload shifts power to the states. Should the payload reach the target (ratification), a dramatic rebirth of federalism will occur, and a wonderful reflowering of local self-government. For the first time in more than a century, North Carolina will have a real seat at the budget table in Washington.”
“The debt is a formidable challenge and a complex problem. A solution will require thoughtful debate and careful analysis. But most of all, it will require bipartisanship and dedication from our elected officials, current as well as future. If we can summon that bipartisanship, we can be proud of the country that we hand over to coming generations.”
This piece followed a great opinion column by former Michigan State House Representative and Compact for a Balanced Budget Michigan Policy Director Leon Drolet, published by the Grand Rapids Press, in which he warned:
“We owe it to ourselves and our children to ensure America's greatness is passed along and not sapped by reckless behavior. We should support the Compact for a Balanced Budget and demand a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.”
Meanwhile, the same day as Dean Clancy’s North Carolina piece, the Associated Press, Fox News and ABC News, and numerous local and regional outlets from Minnesota to Texas, covered the Compact for America initiative as one of the Big Three efforts advancing constitutional reform from the states! The Drudge Report picked up the AP Story.
What was especially important was the unity among the Big Three constitutional reform efforts expressed by former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn:
“Whether it's the Convention of States, or the compact or the balanced budget amendment, when they get close, Congress is going to be looking over its shoulder. They'll say, `We'd better get this done or we're going to lose some of our power.’”
Additionally, the Compact for a Balanced Budget effort enjoyed numerous interviews on various media outlets, including: