I see that S.C. Rep. Bill Taylor, R-Aiken, has jumped on the Article V scam. Let us add that this argument has been around for more than 30 years.
Article V says, “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.”
This is the method to bring about an Amendment. Those who would used Article V want a balanced budget amendment.
Ask yourself – if our legislators were following the Constitution in the first place would there be any need for a Constitutional Conventional. The solution is to bring the federal government back into compliance with the Constitution is through voter education campaign and state nullification laws.