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“Con Con” Carries Pros and Cons

rtownsend Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 3:22 PM
Absolutely not. The whole body of the Constitution would be open to to the damage the likes of Pelosi, Reid, and Schumer would do. I don't want these pieces of human waste anywhere near the Constitution.

What about a constitutional convention convened for the sole purpose of adding a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution?

Many Tea Party-minded activists are taken with the idea of a “Con Con”—and there are some strong arguments in its favor. But there are some dangers, as well. Perhaps enough to outweigh the benefits.

Article V of the Constitution puts forth two ways to change the Constitution. Under the first, Congress passes an amendment, which is then ratified by two-thirds of the States. The second route provides that Congress, “on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds...