Typically the call to change the Constitution comes from those on the left wishing to include healthcare, abortion, gay marriage and other issues as constitutional rights. Those on the left also hope to wipe out the Second Amendment through the convention process. However, a recent surge of conservatives have been calling for a constitutional convention.
Lawyer and radio host Mark Levin is perhaps most well known conservative calling for a convention. Levin has promised his listeners countless times no danger in calling for an Article V convention exists. However, the state of Hawaii is proposing some amendments, which would quite literally destroy the Republic.
In 2012 the state of Hawaii passed a resolution in pursuance to an Article V convention. The resolution makes the following demands for changes to the U.S. Constitution:
“(1) A declaration of the constitutionality of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate requiring the purchase of health insurance;
(2) An amendment to Article I, Section 5, to prohibit the super-majority cloture requirement under Rule 22 of the United States Senate for ending floor debates and filibusters, to facilitate a more reasonable voting standard for cloture;
(3) An amendment abolishing the electoral college established under Article II, Section 1, and providing for the direct election of the United States President and Vice President by voters; and
(4) An amendment to Article II, Section 2, Clause 2, to require that Senate confirmations of appointments of officers of the United States be made by a simple majority vote within sixty days of the nomination…”
If ratified, all of the above amendments Hawaii has proposed move the country towards a direct democracy and away from a republican form of government.