“Such a gathering could (and chances are WOULD) set the stage for a wholesale vacating of our founding document.”
Instead of the slow dismantling of the Constitution that is taking place now?
It could be argued that Chief Judicial Legislator Roberts drove the final stake in the heart of the Constitution.
2. Who would set the agenda?
3. What would the scope of the convention be?
No less than former Chief Justice Warren Burger has said, "I have also repeatedly given my opinion that there is no effective way to limit or muzzle the actions of a Constitutional Convention. The convention could make its own rules and set its own agenda. Congress might try to limit the convention to one amendment or to one issue, but there is no way to assure that the convention would obey."
Of course, maybe we could have two conventions: one for "us", one for "them." That, by definition, is "civil war."
(Which, ironically, may end up being our only option.)