If you were to talk to any financial advisor, they would tell you that high stakes gambling is not the best road to financial success. Likewise, any legal scholar worth their salt will tell you that gambling our Constitution with an Article V constitutional convention is a crazy way to try to fix the problems facing our nation. Article V of the Constitution says that amendments can be ratified by the states after going through Congress or a constitutional convention called by Congress. The convention method is completely untested and not even the most ardent supporter of it can say that there is not chance for it to go horribly wrong. That is why Phyllis Schlafly compared the convention method to playing a game of Russian roulette.
There is only one safe bet when it comes to this untested clause of the Constitution. There is no doubt that the Supreme Court will get involved. The most basic function of the high court is to judge cases on their constitutionality. If we were to exercise an untested clause today, who could honestly think that the court won’t be dragged into it? Let’s get real. This is America. Somebody is going to sue somebody and it will end up in the Supreme Court. Just look at the Trump administration. Our president can’t eat a ham sandwich without getting sued for it. If we hold a constitutional convention, there are going to be more lawsuits floating around than there are missing Hillary Clinton emails.
When these lawsuits are brought up, the Supreme Court will have a new part of the Constitution to meddle with. We want to curb the power of the courts, not expand it. That is just one of the reasons to reject any attempt to gamble with our Constitution. To risk our Constitution is to risk the very cornerstone of our republic. Don’t be suckered by the swindlers wanting you to play this dangerous game of Russian roulette. Just ask yourself: how big a chance are you willing to take with our Constitution?