Would you please post your Article V reference links?
flamberge is in need of an education.
Thank you. That was educational.
I stand by my original remarks, however.
An Article V Convention is inherently uncontrollable by it's very nature. There is no real limit to what can be proposed at such a gathering. And backers are far too confident that most of the delegates would be Conservative, limited-Government types.
Most likely we would see intractable splits between "Moderates" and "extreme Conservatives" that would prevent a majority backing for anything. Meanwhile the Leftists would form a united coalition, force rules changes, and pass a number of measures with a simple plurality.
All of this to the frenzied exhortations of the mass media and various Government bureaucracies, not to mention some carefully orchestrated riots aimed at the delegates.
You can also count on a number of "Conservative" delegates flipping to the leftist side at a critical juncture. A few well-timed "accidental deaths" can insure it.
The Leftists are not going to limit themselves in any manner when they are faced with an existential threat to their position and power.
Of course the States may not ratify the product of the convention. That is probably the best outcome that we could hope for.