Bill, the problems we face is due to the ignorance and apathy of the people. Had the American people been vigilant we could have prevented what has happened to our country. The ultimately culprit is not Congress, it is we the people who fail to take the responsibility to govern ourselves.
If collectively we continue to allow the servant to be our master we have no one to blame, but ourselves.
A convention controlled by the legislatures of states that are controlled by the people is a good idea, but a convention controlled by corrupt politicians will produce nothing but garbage.
Any proposed amending coming our of a Convention of the States would need to be ratified by three fourths of the states. In other words it would take only 13 states to block any proposed amendment,
The Convention has no legislative power, it only has authority to propose amendments for the states to consider. Congress has had that power for over 200 year and every amendment they have proposed since 1791 has increased the power and authority of the national government.
We once were free and had unalienable rights, now, thanks to Congress we have privileges granted to us by the government.
Which proposed amendment? I posted two. You are quick to be very critical but maybe the problem is your lack of understanding of our constitutional system. I notice you did not present any suggestions or actual statements about where I am in error.