The Convention of States option in Article V of the Constitution has sometimes been called the "break glass in case of emergency" solution. The Founders didn't want the Constitution to be changed easily, but they allowed the states to propose amendments just in case the federal government ever grew too large, too powerful, and too abusive.
Radio host and Convention of States endorser Steve Deace has his own metaphor: a Hail Mary pass at the end of a football game. And while we believe the American grassroots give the Convention of States a far greater chance of success than a Hail Mary pass, the urgency in Deace's argument is truer now than ever.
"We're in the end game. There's not more than a minute on the clock. So we at least have to have our Hail Mary team ready to go. The reservations I once had are not relevant now. Every latch of Pandora's Box is open now," he said.
"This is the last chance the people have. The Republican Party is not going to be a vehicle for this. They have no interest in it. This is the last chance We the People have to get back in control of the constitutional reins of our Republic before this thing descends into complete and total chaos."
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