The day after the last election, I posted the following thread and later on contacted Levin, through his website, to ask about the topic:
As can be seen, the naysayers showed up on this thread, as well. A few additional points:
(1) I am not sure that the Founders would have included this provision in the constitution if the process can be simply “hijacked”
(2) my understanding is that, thus far, on occasions when the states make noises about having a convention, Congress (not wanting to look like the fools they are, wanting to jump on the bandwagon and not appearing to lose power over the amendment process) has acted on whatever the amendments are
(3) if any “conservative” out there thinks that we are living under a constitutional republic any more then he/she is just nuts. Conservatives have lost this argument over the last 75 years or so; for every step conservatism has made over this time, the left has made two or more in the opposite direction. The current trend is absolutely not in our favor. What is the solution? A continued slide to the left and complete loss of liberty (with a constitution that is meaningless as it currently seems to be) or do we attempt to fix it?