Saw thison NPR about four state legislatures already passing resolutions to call for a new Constitutional Convention. Slate reports that 27 states have called for a convention. So at this point there seems to be a little uncertainty as to how close we are to making this happen.
A Google search shows a mixed bag of stories ranging from “unlikely to happen” to “Republicans presidential candidates endorse such a thing” to “this is bad.”
So what are the odds this comes to fruition?
In what ways could our Constitution change? The driver behind this is the desire from conservatives to get a balanced budget amendment passed. They’ve failed via the traditional means, so they’re going this route now. What else do you think could be changed if a CC is called? Is everything open for debate, or are their limits to what can be altered?
What are the logistics for a CC? Who runs it? What are the rules? Who sets the rules?
ALEC has been very active in funding this and crafting legislation for states. Who or what could counter their efforts, and is that even necessary?
Would a CC be a good thing, bad thing, neither good nor bad, or both?
This whole idea just seems so bizarre to me.