This weekend marks the 42nd anniversary of congressional approval of the Equal Rights Amendment, which almost became part of the Constitution in the 1970s. But it wasn’t the only amendment that came close.
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In this commentary, Nick Dranias from the Goldwater Institute looks at the current debate over who would actually control an Article V convention to amend the Constitution, and why the Founders wanted states to control the process.
Article V of the Constitution defines how the Constitution can be amended.
Nick Dranias from the Goldwater Institute looks at myths about the ability of state legislatures to change the Constitution through a convention process.
Lyle Denniston looks at an online editorial that considers dumping the Constitution after last month’s gridlock, and if the Constitution can lead us back to a functioning government.