Only foreign-controlled corporations and billionaires will write a “new” constitution should the “Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States” (U.S. Const., Art V) “call a Convention.” trump most recently primed the American people for such a convention.
First: a Convention, once called, has no limits. Chief Justice Burger: “there is no effective way to limit or muzzle the actions of a Const’l Convention.” Judge Robt Bork: “a ... convention could not be limited to a single issue.” The 1787 Philadelphia Convention is our only precedent.
In 1787 Congr called a convention “for the sole purpose of revising the articles of Confederation and reporting to Congress and the several legislatures such alterations therein as shall appear ... Necessary to render the const’n of the Fed Gov’t adequate to the exigencies of the Union.”
The 1787 Convention went beyond this charter. Patrick Henry was chosen, but refused, to be a delegate because he “smelt a rat”—i.e., he thought the Convention would go beyond its authority & discard entirely the Articles of Confederation. Today foreign capital would dominate.
Corporations & their money have rights since the Citizens United case. Money can be laundered. All this is being pressed by a minority, led by one who once swore to “Preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” U.S. Const. Art. II, sec. 1.