My son Andy then led a lively round of discussion with the students about Article V and a new Constitutional Convention. He explained the differences between professional politicians and the Founding Fathers, who risked their lives for independence from Great Britain. No George Washingtons or James Madisons are to be found today as they were in 1787. Andy explained how liberals from both parties in Congress would use the power of the “call” to hijack any good intentions of the states. Even any conservative delegates would be hounded into betraying their states’ trust. He also showed that the requirement for the states’ ratification would not block bad amendments. Instead, the media would drive the state legislatures to support it, as they did with the 17th amendment. At Eagle Forum Collegians Summit, you can rest assured that these students learned about the con in Con Con.
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