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I'm not through the whole video yet, but it seems like her argument is "because there are enemies of our constitution out there, we should never propose new amendments to it." As if Congress is the only body "qualified" to propose constitutional amendments. I always feel like I'm pulling my hair out when I have to tell these people "remember 38 states STILL HAVE TO RATIFY whatever gets proposed in a convention!"
"We've never had one - but they're dangerous!"

Read this Joshua, 

We did have one.. read the second paragraph.

Amending the Amending Process in Article V
The Three-Fourths Rule Can Be Changed by the Convention
Janine Hansen, Eagle Forum National Constitutional Issue Chairman
Article V, if you read the whole thing, states at the end, "that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate." (That means States have 2 Senators cannot be changed unless the State approves). Because that is the Only Exclusion in Article Vas to what can be amended, it means that the entire Constitution with that single exception is open to amendment including Article V and the amending process.
When the founders met in the first Constitutional Convention they were operating under the Articles of Confederation which required a unanimous vote of the 13 states for any amendment. When the Constitutional Convention passed the Constitution and sent it out to be ratified they used the new standard for the amendment process of 9 states instead of 13. In other words they did not abide by the Articles of the Confederation rules but the new amendment process in the Constitution that had not yet been ratified
So, in an Article V Constitutional Convention the amending process itself can be amendedpossibly changing the requirement for ratification from the currently required three-fourths of the states to something else...maybe two-thirds or 50% plus one.  Therefore the three-fourths of states required to amend currently in Article V is not really a fail-proof safeguard in an Article V Constitutional Convention because it can be amended and like the original Constitutional Convention the changes may be sent out to the states under a newly adopted amendment procedure which changed the number of states required for ratification.


As I understand, a constitutional amendment and an article V Con Con are two different things.  We have had many amendments with no con con..  Just saying....

If all of you folks that have been pushing to hold an article V Convention would concentrate your time, treasure, and efforts to educating the electorate as to Constitutional principles they would elect constitutionalists to Congress.  We wouldn't need to be having this conversation because Congress is the key to righting the ship of state.  By the way, If they aren't following the Constitution now what makes you think Congress will comply with an amendment?  

Great reasoning. I pushed the like button

No guarantees in life.  Term limits, balanced budget, repeal portions of the 17th amendment, etc. all may help to keep control and power in the states and people.

Did you know prior to the 17th amendment the state legislators could recall a senator?

Yes I did. That was the start of democracy in America, which is now turning into Communism/etc. 

Yep and now "they" have coined the phrase democratic republic.  Let's face it America will not return to the Republic as the question asked at the time of signing the Constitution ready for the states to confirm:

What kind of country to we have?

A republic if you can keep it.

Thomas Paine,


there is no way of reaching the masses to educate them and undo the damage inflicted by public education; nor, of overcoming the money advantage of incumbency.

Much of the damage has been done by the judiciary with its construction of the commerce clause, equal protection, due process, etc., etc.  Congress in turn has abdicated its legislative responsibilities to the judiciary and to executive agencies and the so-called rule making process.

Well crafted amendments can emasculate the judiciary while also providing clear, concise and unequivocal direction to a Congress run amok.  It's too late in the game to expect any good to come from the ballot box.

Well said Vaquero though I wouldn't give up trying to educate.  School vouchers, charter schools, home schooling, defunding state supported universities that stifle free speech, etc..  Conservatives getting involved in and elected to local school boards would help.  I believe that because of our go along get along natures we conservatives have not worked as hard to influence the culture, education, and media as those on the left.  Not one magic bullet but many approaches should be used to turn things around.  Thanks for weighing in!

Educating the electorate has to begin at an early age.  The the current educational system has deleted all governmental, Constitutional and true history, we have an electorate easily steered to improper politics.





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