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From the book: "The text of

From the book: "The text of Article V makes clear that there is a serious check in place. Whether the product of Congress or a convention, a proposed amendment has no effect at all unless “ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States or by Conventions in three fourths thereof. . . . ” This should extinguish anxiety that the state convention process could hijack the Constitution. After more research and reflection, the issue crystallized further. If the Framers were alarmed that states calling for a Convention for proposing Amendments could undo the entire undertaking of the Constitutional Convention, then why did they craft, adopt, and endorse the language? In Federalist 43, Madison considered both Article V amendment processes equally prudent and judicious."

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There are other reasons for assuaging concerns. Robert G. Natelson, a former professor of law at the University of Montana and an expert on the state convention process, explains that “a convention for proposing amendments is a federal convention; it is a creature of the states or, more specifically, of the state legislatures. And it is a limited-purpose convention. It is not designed to set up an entirely new constitution or a new form of government.

Levin, Mark R. (2013-08-13). The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic (Kindle Locations 220-249). Threshold Editions. Kindle Edition.

I have yet to research the arguments that are against an Article V convention, but the fact that so many "pundits" on both sides claim this will be a con-con and will open up the floodgates tells me that Levin might be on to something... the frustrating thing was its been hiding in plain sight.

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