O how tempting to support and work to achieve:
● A Balanced Budget Amendment with constraints on spending as a percent of GDP and requiring a Congressional
supermajority to raise taxes.
● A Term Limits Amendment to constrain all elected officials to two terms and prohibit lifetime careers in office.
● A repeal of the Progressive Income Tax and an Amendment to implement a constrained FAIR or FLAT Tax.
● An Equal Application of Law Amendment which would preclude Congress from passing any law that does not
apply equally and the same to themselves as well as to the People.
● A Recall Amendment which would allow the People to recall any Federal Elected official and hold new elections.
● A Nullification Amendment to allow the States to nullify any Federal Law or Regulation which they find un-
Constitutional or unacceptable.
...among other enticing proposals.... Ah, what a sweet redress of grievances such proposals seem to promise. And they finally seem so close to realization ― after all, isn't Congress about to vote on a version of a Balanced Budget Amendment which would be sent to the States for ratification?! Haven't a number of State legislatures already called for a Constitutional Convention? Yes to both. But the Balanced Budget Amendment stands a better chance than the proverbial snowball in hell with the socialist Democrats currently in Congress. They are not about to do anything which might stand in the way of their unconstrained spending and destructive progressive agenda. And so also is the likelihood that two-thirds of the States' legislatures will actually call for a Constitutional Convention.
But what if it happened? What if it really happened? Would it turn out the way we want? Could a Constitutional Convention be "controlled"? Could it be constrained to address only what the People want? Or could it become a runaway train? Could it restructure the entire government ― turn our Republic into something else entirely?
There have been voices loudly proclaiming positions and predictions on both sides of these questions. But the article below is probably the best and most thorough analysis that I've yet to read. It's not short, but these are not simple or trivial questions. Before we succumb to temptations should a Constitutional Convention become an actual possibility, let us soberly and critically think through the possible pitfalls. I, for one, do not favor a "fool's rush".
Read: A Consitutional Convention Cannot Be Controlled