The U.S. Constitution provides two ways to offer amendments to the Constitution: by resolution of the Congress; and by a Constitutional Convention requested by two-thirds of the states. In either case, the proposed amendment(s) must be ratified by three-fourths of the states.
There is a very good reason why all 27 amendments to the Constitution were offered by Congressional resolution: a Constitutional Convention is an invitation to disaster.
Proponents of a Constitutional Convention claim that opponents of a Con-Con use "...half-truths, myths and outright falsehoods..." to instill fear of the process. They do not, however, provide any examples of the alleged "half-truths, myths, and outright falsehoods."
Here is the whole truth, which is neither a myth nor a falsehood. ...
The 17th Amendment removed the states altogether from participation in the federal government. The federal government's power and budget has expanded ever since. The time has come to restrain the powers of the federal government, and the best way to do it is to return to the design created by our Founders. Repeal the 17th Amendment!
Comment: If the recent protests in Wisconsin and Ohio are any indication of the type force anti-liberty groups exhibit, then we should know that if a Con-Con did take place we would see even wilder situations. Mr. Lamb’s reasoning is sound and prudent. If the 17th is ever going to be repealed we must have Congress behind it, so this means liberty groups must work even harder to remove the statists and elect people who are knowledgeable of the US Constitution and US History, and the ideals of liberty and freedom.