An Article 5 Convention is not only a bad idea, but a disastrous idea in today's political climate...
The relentless push for an Article 5 Convention pops up at every Legislative Session in states that have not signed on as supporters of a call for a Convention of the States to amend the US Constitution.
Although this is sold as a way to change one or two parts of the Constitution such as term limits or a mandated balanced budget, it has a great potential to become a run-away convention that could eviscerate the founders "original intent".
In their wisdom, the founders provided a way to amend the Constitution through a process that was intended to limit the scope of the amendments to single issues.
This amendment process required a 2/3 rds vote of Congress and the Senate to pass the amendment, followed by submission to all State Legislatures requiring approval by 75% of the states for ratification.
This amendment process has resulted in 27 total amendments since the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1788.....
Guest: Robert Brown - Constitutional Expert. Mr. Brown has conducted numerous tours across the country, presenting “Rein in Big Government with Article VI not V,” illustrating how we the people already have the power, without any changes to the Constitution, to rein in our out-of-control federal government.
Guest: Ed Regan - Ed has worked tirelessly to stop the national Article 5 Con-Con groups from enlisting Montana in the movement to re-write the U.S. Contitution.