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My name is Tamisha Pride and I work in the Detroit field office for the Republican Party. It wasn’t long ago that I considered myself a liberal. But that all changed when I had real conversations with local Republicans who blew all of tamisha GOPmy stereotypes about the Party out of the window.

As we discussed different topics and views, it finally hit home that we wanted the same things: fewer restrictions that hold people back and more jobs and opportunity for hard working Americans to succeed. When the opportunity to join the Republican Leadership Initiative came up, I jumped at the chance. My experience with the GOP has been a true pleasure and I look forward every day to help any way I can. They have been great partners in efforts to advance opportunity in my community. And, I am excited to join them to help more people understand what the Republican Party really stands for.  

If you are looking for ways to make a difference, this is your chance. Become an RLI Fellow and increase your impact this election. All of us together can make victory happen, one conversation at a time.

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Insights by Thomas Sowell, Sr. Fellow, Hoover Institute at Stanford University

In recent years, a small but growing number of people have advocated a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The reaction to the proposal has been hostile, out of all proportion to either the originality or the danger of such a convention.

The political left has been especially vehement in its denunciations of what they call "messing with the Constitution." A recent proposal by Governor Greg Abbott of Texas to hold a Constitutional convention of states has been denounced by the Texas branch of the American Civil Liberties Union and nationally by an editorial in the liberal "USA Today."

The irony in all this is that no one has messed with the Constitution more or longer than the political left, over the past hundred years.

This began with Progressives like Woodrow Wilson, who openly declared the Constitution an impediment to the kinds of "reforms" the Progressive movement wanted, and urged judges to "interpret" the Constitution in such a way as to loosen its limits on federal power.

Read more: 'Messing with the Constitution'

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