Its often said that a convention of states is wide open and cannot be limited to an amendment or subject. That isnt logical. States created the federal govt. States in Art V call for convention howerever they so choose. It is their convention and to have it 34 states must pass an equal resolution calling for it. If 33 call for a convention to limit the power of the fed govt and one calls for it with a resolution specifying expansion of fed power or perhaps a single amendment such as lowering voting age, that convention will not be called because there are not 34 calling for it under equal topic. So to require equal topic yet claim that once the convention starts that topic that got it called is out the window is simply not logical.
 March 12, 2015 at 8:42pm
We cannot say “this will take too long, we don’t have that long”. The reality is, no one knows how “long we have” nor “how long this will take”. We would all hate to look back after the train goes off the cliff and say “we had a lot longer than we thought and we should have embraced and supported the Article V solution back when we were thinking time was too short”. Pursue it, and if time runs out while pursuing then it just does, but that’s 1000% more sensible than having really no idea of any timeframe yet pretending we do.
 March 10, 2015 at 7:26pm
Keep up your great work. Thank you.
 March 9, 2015 at 6:04pm
A convention of states called under subject of limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government (which was created by the States), can produce amendment proposed that, if ratified, will be followed. It is far to broad of a statement otherwise.
Presidential term limits are currently followed. Congressional and Supreme Court term limits would also be followed. Length of terms is followed, as would be lengths of these terms. Women can vote, because the Constitution in that regard is followed. Prohibition doesn’t exist, because the Constitution in that regard is followed. The 17th Amendment, an abomination, taking away State legislatures’ choosing US Senators, is followed. A repeal of it, giving that back to State legislatures, will be followed.
 February 9, 2015 at 10:50pm
The entire Constitutional Convention debate was filled with the topic of state sovereignty. Of course every detail is not written in Art V but state sovereignty and power was so basic to the Framers and permeating discussions that to have to say that states could decide on the topic of their very own called proposal convention could not have been viewed as anything short of needless.
 February 9, 2015 at 10:39pm
It is only logical that states, which created the federal govt, would decide, based on their applications, under what pretext a convention – a meeting – to propose amendments would be held. To think otherwise simply doesnt fit the power that states were meant to maintain.
 February 9, 2015 at 10:30pm
@bcanderson. That would be best of course. VA has one supportive Democrat, but I think he is the only one.
That could end up to bite us in the end. The liberals could co-opt a convention of states and we could end up with worse than what we have. We just need to demand that the president and congress follow the constitution as it is. I don't know why they get by with swearing in on a Bible and not honor their promise to uphold the Constitution of the U.S.A.
November 28, 2014 at 12:12pm
So continue. An article 5 convention and that do not interfere with one another.
 October 12, 2014 at 12:21pm
Totally agree. Horrible, dangerous, far reaching negative impact.
October 11, 2014 at 12:35am
And in comes Blue Man Group.
October 11, 2014 at 12:30am
Maybe he’ll show up in an ISIS video.
 October 11, 2014 at 12:27am
She answered it without even knowing. Moron.
 October 11, 2014 at 12:12am
He answered, more clearly than his pea brain can understand.
 October 11, 2014 at 12:08am
John Boehner accuses Obama of lawlessness, does nothing. This movie has been in theaters for 6 years.
And yet the GOP sheeple in the House of Representatives (minus a few brave souls) are just gonna keep Boneless in the speaker's chair. I already gave up on the Republican Party in January 2013.
October 11, 2014 at 12:07am
So John Boehner walks into the room, gets aggravated, the little kid Obama pays him no mind, slams the beads into the glass, blames Boehner for shutting down the government.
October 6, 2014 at 9:34am
Did the author of this article actually LISTEN to the interview??????? Cummings (who is loathesome, btw) DISAGREED with those saying it’s largely due to Obama being black. Bob Scheifer tossed that turd into the pool to see if he could get the race card rolling. He’s loathesome.
 October 3, 2014 at 10:35pm
Wow so with Obamacare I can go online and buy insurance, and businesses can also shop for insurance. Gee, never before could we actually SHOP for health insurance. What a novel idea. How on earth did we get health insurance before this field of unicorns arrived?
 September 26, 2014 at 10:37pm
92% unemployment rate for black people age 16-19 in Chicago. Very high rates everywhere else too. No, unemployment doesn’t make for a jihadist, but an idle mind looking for something to belong to (just like a gang) is ripe to be pulled into the fray. And when we have a President promoting that people are owed things, well prepare for the worst. And the worst is what we have in that Presidency.