We've heard all the opposition arguments--many times. And they all have answers. Here they are from some of our experts, in short video clips.
Opposition Argument 1: We've only had one constitutional convention, and it was a runaway. The Article V Convention isn't a safe process.
Response by Michael Farris, Esq.
Opposition Argument 2: There’s no way to control a modern-day Article V Convention. They might throw out parts of the Bill of Rights or draft a whole new Constitution.
Response by Mark Meckler, Esq.
Opposition Argument 3: A Convention is a bad idea, because Congress will just take over it. Congress will choose the delegates, set the agenda, and make the rules.
Response by The Honorable Rick Santorum, former U.S. Senator
Opposition Argument 4: The whole problem is that the federal government doesn’t obey the Constitution, so why should we think that changing it will fix anything?
Response by Rita M. Peters, Esq.
Opposition Argument 5: We have no idea how a Convention would work, because Article V doesn’t tell us.
Response by Rick Green, America's Constitution Coach