On an Article V Convention and a Balanced Budget Amendment

In a myview op-ed in the Christmas Eve Deseret News (posted online December 26, 2015), Kyle Maichle of the Heartland Institute defends the Article V constitutional amendment process, arguing that we have nothing to fear from it. Curiously, he omits the strongest argument for his position (or the DesNews editors took it out – not at all unlikely) and completely ignores the substantive problem with the present Article V drive (sometimes known as Con-Con). For those coming in late, the Constitution of the United States provides for two methods for…