“its a bad idea all around”
We know the congress will not act. We must bypass them. They don’t see to care about bypassing us all the time.
Who is "We", we are going to end up with proposed amendments from leftists who will probably dominate the Convention.
Article V of the Constitution gives the states the power to call for a Constitutional Convention. To do so, two-thirds of the states34 out of 50 state legislaturesmust pass an application calling for a Convention. If enough states pass this simple resolution, then Congress must call a Convention so that states can propose amendments to the Constitution.
The application states must pass does not need to provide a reason for the Conventionstates can call a Convention for any reason. However, there is no guarantee the Convention will address the complaints of the states, as delegates at the Convention may introduece and pass whatever Amendments they see fit. (States may try to remedy this by electing their delegates to the Convention.)
Any amendments that come out of the convention have to be ratified by the legislatures of, or by conventions in, at least three-quarters of the states to become part of the Constitution of the United States.