A Con Con -- short for a new "constitutional convention"—would be an dangerous, unprecedented assembly of representatives nationwide in order to rewrite the Constitution as permitted by its Article V. Sometimes this is euphemistically promoted as an "Article V" convention, despite how most people do not know what Article V is and that Congress has complete control over Article V conventions.
Justice Antonin Scalia described a Con Con as a "horrible idea" during the question-and-answer session of a public event in May 2015, in New Jersey.
As Chief Justice Warren Burger stated:
- A constitutional Convention today would be a free-for-all for special interest groups, television coverage, and press speculation.
|Con Con Supporter||Position||Comments|
|Andre Bauer||South Carolina Lieutenant Governor||His Con Con support got him on Fox News Channel on March 30, 2010|
|Newt Gingrich||Candidate for president in 2012||On the Fox News Channel nearly every day|
|Jay Barnes||Missouri state representative|
|Saul Anuzis||Heavily promoted—but defeated—candidate for Chairman of RNC||Called for the exclusion of Ron Paul from presidential debates in 2008|
|Bill Ketron||Tennessee state senator||Has also introduced many bills to benefit the alcohol industry|
|Mark Levin||talk radio host||gives it a new name, but the defect is the same|