Liberals are trying to drum up support for a new constitutional convention. Unfortunately, even some conservatives are falling for their classic liberal tactics. Though organizations like the Convention of States Project claim to be conservative, one must only look at the tactics they use to realize that they are not really on our side. While we favor logic and reason, they use confusion and deceit to push their position.
One of the most iconic liberal tactics is to confuse terminology to get people to like something bad. When liberals wanted to renew the hated No Child Left Behind Act, they changed the name to the Every Student Succeeds Act. It is the same way with proponents of an Article V constitutional convention. They try to reassure conservatives that it is not a “constitutional convention” because it sounds dangerous. To complete the deception, they had to come up with another term for the convention, so they came up with “Convention of States.” However, constitutional scholars see through that. Black’s Law Dictionary defines a constitutional convention as “a duly constituted assembly of delegates… for the purpose of framing, revising, or amending its constitution.” That definition is about as clear as it gets. An Article V convention would be a constitutional convention.
Another liberal tactic convention supporters like is to make false comparisons. Liberals use this tactic to point to Denmark as an example of successful socialism, even though the Danish prime minister has openly said that they are not a socialist nation. Convention supporters point to a so-called “simulated convention” that took place in 2016 as an example of how an Article V convention could work. However, the simulation was a total joke. The rules had been handed down to them by COS beforehand and the only big money influence allowed was from COS. The worst part was that the delegates themselves were handpicked conservatives. They had a few token Democrats, but even the entire delegations of California and New York were Republicans. What a joke!
Don’t fall for the liberal tactics. We must oppose any attempt at a new constitutional convention.