The most influential players would be Big Media giving on-the-spot interviews and predictions of what they are trying to make happen. The original Constitutional Convention of 1787 deliberated in complete secrecy and there were no leaks to the press. That's obviously impossible today. Demonstrations would be staged by the pro-abortionists, the gay activists, the feminists, the environmentalists, the gun control lobby, the pro- and anti-amnesty blocs, and the unions — all demanding that their perceived “rights” be recognized in the Constitution.
State Legislatures can start a constitutional conflagration but they cannot put out the fire once ignited, and cannot control the winds that will fan this fire in ways we cannot now foresee. How could we possibly allow our great Constitution to be jeopardized by calling a national Convention at a time when so many special-interest groups want to rewrite it in different ways!
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