I have considered the Article V convention subject for many years, have heard various responsible proponents and opponents debate it and only want to support what our Founders and Framers would encourage. My central "practical stumbling block" to this movement by an esteemed local, Mark Meckler (Grass Valley, California), is my estimation of our nation's ill – misinformed and apathetic voters.
The notable opponents that swayed me were Phyllis Schlafly's son, Andrew, and the John Birch Society. Admittedly, proponents Mark Meckler and Michael Farris are reasonably compelling. However, it seems that it all boils down to "ink on paper." So, if "ink on paper" is so valuable, is not that what our Founders and Framers have provided us? Jefferson believed that the "ultimate authority" in this nation resides in "the people" (perhaps today that would be more accurate to say resided, past tense). My real concern is that with the various "anti-constitutional" powers prevalent, an uncontrollable Article V convention might subject us to undue risk.
Possibly, my support could be swayed to favor this proposal if a statement were enforced to the effect that "absolutely nothing" could result from such an endeavor that in any way adulterated, compromised or failed to comport fully with the Declaration of Independence.
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