[Press Release] Dr. James Dobson, Dr. Tim Clinton, Jenna Ellis, Esq. Issue Joint Statement in Support of Convention of the States

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.Dr. James Dobson, Dr. Tim Clinton, and Jenna Ellis, Esq. issue the following joint statement on behalf of the James Dobson Family Institute:

Unfortunately, an insidious power grab has been underway in our nation’s capital for many years and it has inflicted great damage upon our constitutional republic. Unelected bureaucrats, activist judges, and the ever-expanding scope, reach and invasion of the federal government into the lives of all Americans has far surpassed what our Founders ever intended.  

“Thankfully the drafters of our Constitution built in safeguards to restore the size of government to its proper limits through amendments as outlined in Article V of the U.S. Constitution. Of the two paths an amendment can travel, all 27 have thus far been initiated in Congress. A Convention of States is the second path, which doesn’t allow a rewriting of the Constitution as some have suggested, but rather allows the state legislatures to propose needed amendments to restrain the federal government when Congress fails to act.

“The genius of our Founding Fathers is on full display in the Convention of the States Article V process, which empowers ‘We the People’ at a local level to continue preserving and protecting the fundamental rights of every individual and keeping America’s limited government in check. Thirty-four states must call a convention to order and already 12 have passed the petition. A Convention of the States can and should be called.

“This Constitution Day, Monday, Sept. 17, in recognition of the 231st anniversary of the adoption of one of the world’s greatest and most influential documents ever drafted, we encourage every American to visit ConventionofStates.com and add their name to a growing list of citizens calling for a return of federal power back to the states. Let us raise our collective voices and challenge the entrenched powers in Washington by finally, for the first time, calling for a Convention of the States.” 

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Dr. James Dobson is a celebrated Christian leader, author and psychologist, earning his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in the field of child development with a minor in research design. He is the founder and president of Family Talk and the James Dobson Family Institute, a nonprofit organization that produces his daily radio program, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.” In 2008, Dr. Dobson was inducted into The National Radio Hall of Fame. Follow him @DrJamesCDobson

Dr. Tim Clintonis the Executive Director of the James Dobson Family Institute and co-host of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk. He is licensed as a Professional Counselor and as a Marriage and Family Therapist and has authored and edited nearly 30 books. He is president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and served at Liberty University for over 30 years in various academic roles. Dr. Clinton currently serves on President Trump’s Faith Advisory Board, alongside Dr. Dobson. Follow him @DrTimClinton

Jenna Ellis, Esq. is the Director of the Dobson Policy Center, a ministry of the James Dobson Family Institute. She is a constitutional law attorney and a contributor to the Washington Examiner, Daily Wire, and The Federalist. Her book “The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution: A Guide for Christians to Understand America’s Current Constitutional Crisis” provides insight into the culture war that is being fought in America’s legal hierarchy. Follow her @JennaEllisJDFI   

The James Dobson Family Institute is dedicated to preserving the biblical institutions of marriage and family by encouraging, inspiring, supporting, and leading parents and children to build their lives on God’s Word. JDFI’s mission is driven by Dr. James Dobson’s legacy of serving families with broadcasts, videos, articles, leadership training, and policy advocacy to ensure the next generation of families are equipped to stand firm with answers to life’s most difficult questions.