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August 31, 2014

Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again under the same circumstances and expecting different results. For decades, Americans have tried to reform the political class in Washington by replacing one candidate with another or one party’...

August 30, 2014

From our skeptical, but fair, interviewers at the Gazette: "This is part one of a two-part interview with the president of the Compact for America, Chip DeMoss. Part two addresses the actual amendment to the U.S. Constitution they are trying to pass using a closed...

August 28, 2014


Caruba: The Compact's proposed Balanced Budget Amendment "would ensure Washington cannot spend more than tax revenue brought in at any point in time, with the sole exception of borrowing under the fixed debt limit. It would force Washington to reduce spending long...

August 26, 2014

Legislators across the Country are walking in President Ronald Reagan and Milton Friedman's shoes by sponsoring the Compact for a Balanced Budget.


At a time when the national debt was a fraction of what it is today, on May 23,1994, Reagan wrote: “We can’t depend on Con...

August 25, 2014

This article discusses the use of interstate compacts to advance Article V amendments to the U.S. Constitution.  As always, The Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy initiatives. Any expressions of opinion are those of the author. Th...

August 23, 2014

There is only one plausible path to advancing a powerful federal balanced budget amendment from the states in as few as 12 months-that is the Compact for America approach.


The Compact for America approach involves forming an agreement among the states, with simple majo...

August 22, 2014

The Compact movement is gaining traction across the country! Check out this abbreviated scholarly analysis of the Compact for a Balanced Budget, which was published by the Pelican Post.


August 20, 2014

Unlimited debt is the fairy dust that creates the illusion of limitless resources. It is the illusion of limitless resources that enables magical thinking about government. Dispel that illusion with a constitutional debt limit that is enforced by folks outside of Washi...

August 19, 2014

1. The core strategic principle that differentiates CFA from all other Article V efforts is that it is designed to be the rough equivalent of a ballot measure. It is not a black box dressed up with great intentions; it is meant to be a specific political product with s...

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