Unlike later generations, the founders were constantly rewriting the Constitution. Hence, one can argue the Founders did not want the Constitution to be permanent.Read more
In the final analysis, America in 2019 and France in 1789 have a lot in common. Both countries were big, powerful, and technologically advanced nations with great income inequality and ineffective governments. France’s inability to fix its problems led to revolution.Read more
Instead, of renewing America a modern Constitutional Convention could blow it apart.
Hence, all it could take is the votes of five state legislatures to rewrite the U.S. Constitution and radically change America’s system of government. Moreover the disruption unleashed by A Second Constitutional Convention; or Con-con, will be far greater than anything America has seen since the Civil War.Read more
Simply put, it would impossible to get a group of people as smart, as astute, or as willing to compromise as the Founding Fathers together today. Recreating the miracle of the 1787 Constitutional Convention is probably impossible in today’s climate.Read more