C4A Live Episode 7: Curtis Olafson on the Need for External Discipline


C4A Live host Nick Dranias chats with CFAA Advisory Council member, Sen. Curtis Olafson (ND, ret.), who argues that requiring state approval for any increase in a constitutional debt limit is essential to restoring fiscal responsibility.

Sen. Curtis Olafson

Advisory Council, Compact for America Action

North Dakota State Senator Curtis Olafson is on the Advisory Council of Compact for America, Inc. and served in the North Dakota Senate from 2006 to 2012. During that time, he served as the vice-chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In 2007, and in 2012, he was named the “Legislator of the Year” by the North Dakota Township Officers Association. Senator Olafson is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. He is a self-employed entrepreneur with interests in farming, ranching, and construction. Senator Olafson was the first legislator in the nation to pass the National Debt Relief Amendment in his home state of North Dakota and was instrumental in securing passage of the amendment resolution in Louisiana after testifying in both the House and Senate Committee hearings. He appeared as a speaker and a panelist at the Conference on the Constitutional Convention at Harvard Law School in 2011. Senator Olafson has achieved success in debunking the Article V amendments convention myths as he has worked to recruit his fellow state legislators from across America to support the National Debt Relief Amendment. Senator Olafson has assumed the position of National Spokesman for the National Debt Relief Amendment on behalf of RestoringFreedom.org, and has published numerous articles and appeared as a guest on many talk radio shows across America in support of the amendment.

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