They could pass an Amendment right now. But they wont. Yet these are the same people we are to trust with an Art. V convention.
Dont be played.
I think the states will control who represents their interests at an Article V convention. The U.S. Congress should have no say.
That said, I have little faith in an Article V convention being able to solve our intractable problems. I would suggest that instead a model constitution be drafted by some stalwart and right thinking patriots (Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, +++), with the resulting document being then published widely. The publication should contain an invitation to the legislatures of the states to ratify, with the proviso that the ratification will have no effect unless and until it has been ratified by three-quarters of the states. At that time, the new United Sovereign States of America will be declared.
I know. That completely ignores the existing constitution's procedure for ratification. I would point out, however, that there is precedent in U.S. history for such a procedure. When our current constitution was drafted, the Constitutional Convenntion COMPLETELY IGNORED the Articles of Confederation's provisions for ratification of alterations of its provisions, as well as the convention's charging documents concerning the scope of its own authority.
> I would suggest that instead a model constitution be drafted by some stalwart and right thinking patriots (Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, +++)
I could not disagree more.