I am totally against it! A constitutional convention once formed could re-write the whole document! Better to pass each change and have them ratified by the states separately! A constitutional convention is a lousy idea unless you want some one like Pelosi or Obama writing it in their image!
I don;t think that is true based on my limited research...I think it has to be specific as to what is to be changed or added. Of course I am still researching and was hoping someone with more knowledge might comment with an explanation.
Our forefathers purposely made he amendment process difficult. They were wise enough to understand that there would be times when convenience could outweigh sanity. Like others I am also opposed to a constitutional convention as it could more easily be hijacked than the regular amendment process. It would be very difficult for bunch of leftists to overcome 3/4 of the state legislatures, especially with the current makeup of those institutions around the country.
I believe Mark Levin is a big proponent of the State Convention. He wrote an entire book about how it would work.I personally think it is the only way possible for us to get some things fixed in this day and age. It would be strictly controlled on content and nothing outside of the previously agree agenda would be allowed to enter the Convention. So, the idea that things could get out of control is not accurate. Strict guidelines!
On a radio talk show I heard that they only need a few more states to hold a constitutional convention. What are the odds? Who is in favor? I know it is unlikely and it is limited in what could be accomplished I believe all 34 states need to call it with a single intent, BUT I think that is the only way we will ever get term limits on congress, which in itself would be a huge accomplishment. Anyone who thinks congress will vote them selves time limits is deluded. I've only recently started to analyze what is involved and what it can accomplish...it is complex, I need more study.
I think his point is, but I could be wrong, is it's akin to editing the Bill of Rights, once you open that Pandora's Box, there's no fixing it, they'll just claim the other side did it first, we're just repairing the damage they inflicted, and eventually the entire document has been bastardized beyond recognition.I like the concept, but the left is notorious for building on the foundations started by the GOP.Patriot Act no longer resembles what it started out as, and I could go on and on. I know the Founders created this for good reason, but under the current circumstances with the nation divided as planned by the Marxists, I don't think it's a good idea to make an incision on a healthy patient while opperating in a septic tank, all kinds of infectioons are possible.