“They” keep telling us the Constitution has not grown with the country; that it has not kept up with the times. Others say we need to amend the Constitution to force Congress to obey the Constitution.
They say if we get two thirds of the state Legislatures to call for a Constitutional Convention, Congress must call one, and that can fix things up just dandy for us.
They say we don’t have a thing to worry about, because if the proposed convention were to propose a bad amendment, the states wouldn’t ratify it.
Here we go: Thirty-four states call for a Constitutional Convention precisely and strictly limited to an amendment, say, to balance the federal budget. They even write the amendment in advance, and it is a really good one. Congress reluctantly calls the convention and even passes a law that it must only consider the amendment of which hath been spoken.
Here’s where it gets dicey: You have already seen Leftist Marxist “Liberal” Politically-Correct “Green” judges approved by the Senate. The same political force could choose the delegates to the convention. They would do what they have done to us all along. The cure would be worse than the disease.
Then, having started the process, they would stick in their pre-written amendments to change the entire Constitution to suit themselves. Nothing could stop a Constitutional Convention from doing anything it might choose. If they chose, they could write a whole new Constitution and scrap the old one.
Then, they specify that the states are to ratify by conventions instead of by state Legislatures. The state conventions are picked and packed the same way and in a matter of days the present Constitution is a footnote for future history books. Behold! The new Constitution is a straight blueprint for total power to Washington; the states are reduced to mere provinces — and the people are reduced to slavery.
Since they are getting all sorts of people to beat the drums for a Constitutional Convention, you can bet that they have their forces already lined up to pack the federal and state Constitutional Conventions, and every evil scheme for which Washington has long been famous already written to hit us with.
No. A Constitutional Convention isn’t the cure. It’s more like national suicide.
— Glenn Jacobs, Eagar