Former University of Montana law professor, Rob Natelson, has released a video encouraging citizens throughout the country to consider an Article V convention of the states to amend the U.S. Constitution.

In the video, Natelson explains the Article V convention, which has never been used in U.S. history.

"Presidents do use the veto, but our framers inserted another check that has never been used," Natelson said. "It's located in Article V, and it's the right of the people through their state legislatures meeting in convention to propose corrective Constitutional amendments. The idea was to give people in the states a way to curb an overbearing federal government should it ever become necessary. Many people believe it has become necessary. That's why there's so much interest in calling a convention of the states for proposing amendments to cure federal overreach."

Natelson, current Fellow for Constitutional Jurisprudence with the Independence Institute in Denver, Colorado, told KGVO News that North Dakota became the 27th state to apply for a convention to call for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Natelson, who appears on the first Tuesday of every month on KGVO's Talk Back show, says the effort is nearing the necessary two-thirds of the states needed, 34,  to call for a convention.

Here is a link for anyone interested in receiving more information regarding an Article V convention of the states.