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Coburn: The federal gov. isn't going to reduce its own power; that's our job

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12: Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) walks to the Senate floor for a series of votes December 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Senate is expected to pass an omnibus funding bill to fund the federal government later today or tomorrow. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) shared insights from his new book about the dangerous expansion of U.S. government on Friday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”

“Smashing the D.C. Monopoly” condemns big government for expensive, taxpayer-funded projects that have contributed to $20 trillion in national debt. America’s founders designed checks and balances within our government, but federal government has exceeded its proper boundaries, Coburn asserted, specifying that the Supreme Court has especially become too powerful.

Coburn is an advocate for the Article V solution to reduce the federal government’s power and give proper authority back to the states. A clause in Article V of the Constitution allows a convention of states to propose constitutional amendments, which would then need to be ratified by three-fourths of state legislatures.

“The reason that clause is there is because right now where we find ourselves, that’s the only solution that’s big enough for the problem in front of us,” Coburn said.

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” with Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeffy Fisher weekdays 9 a.m.–noon ET on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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