A constitutional convention would be a nightmare. And very revealing.

Source: Washington Post
by Jennifer Rubin

“Our fragile democracy is already imperiled by authoritarian forces. And things could get much worse if Republicans gain control of Congress. As the New York Times reports, some elements in the Republican Party — the party that brought us the phony-elector scheme, wants to crystallize the independent state legislative doctrine in law and rejects substantive due process — want to hold a constitutional convention. … Before you panic, understand that it takes two-thirds of the states to hold a convention and any amendment would still need to be ratified by three-fourths of the states. Nevertheless, considering what each party would seek from such an exercise is enlightening. One would seek to inject more democracy into the system; the other would seek a reactionary, authoritarian agenda.” (09/07/22)