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So if we feel our government is off track and Congress won't propose amendments to the Constitution, what are we to do? Article V says that states can call for a convention to propose amendments, and when done, Congress has to grant it. But how would it work? How do we know it won't get out of control? Couldn't they just throw the current Constitution away and start over?
Professor Rob Natelson, probably our country's foremost expert on this subject, explains how the convention would work and the extensive legal precedents to guide its actions.