Dear Editor: These past several months my wife and I have met with many senators, representatives and their staff to discuss a convention of states. We met with them regardless of party. We found them and their staff all to be very courteous, respectful and willing to engage in a discussion of returning power to our state from Washington.

While not everyone was initially in support, no one disagreed that Washington is out of control in three areas that a convention of states proposes to address. They are: "fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and members of Congress."

All our senators and representatives are familiar with Article V of our Constitution, which authorizes states to call for a convention to curtail an out-of-control federal government. The people of Wisconsin know what is best for Wisconsin. Our representatives know their constituents and are in close contact with their needs and their frustration with Washington. I came away from the discussions with our representatives more convinced than ever that the solutions to our problems are here, not Washington, if only we can bring decisions that affect our citizens back to Wisconsin.

David Certa

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