Below is my Reply to an email from an organic farmer friend. He stated in his email that the Repubs were only three States away [Democracy Now claims they're six States away] from being able to call an Article V Constitutional Convention, and that they would do so in order to push through Amendments making the USA even more of a Corporate State. He thought the time was ripe for them to make such a move. I've edited my response a tiny bit for this venue.
I doubt there ever will be another Constitutional Convention. That would open up a can of worms with which Repubs don't want to deal...because then they would have to be on the record regarding being against a bunch of common sense things, such as Term Limits.
Enough States have called for a Convention numerous times...Congress always has just ignored it (thus violating the Constitution), even when Repubs were in Power.See: http://foavc.org (Friends of the Article V Convention).
You may be right, but it's highly doubtful. The GOP is way behind on its promised blitz of legislation, investigations are going on, some of the Repubs are hiring private lawyers, and over 200 SENIOR Staff positions in the Administration still are unfilled...100 of them are in the State Dept. Plus, there's a good deal of dissension in their ranks. There's just too much on their plate now, and it's going to get worse for them. For one thing, the spending bill extension (or whatever it's called) runs out before Fall; then they have to deal with raising the Debt Ceiling.
Trump's Administration already is failing. I don't think the guy could organize a successful Bake Sale. He's too arrogant & egotistical to do anything in which he's not the dictator of the whole scene.
The last Constitutional Convention was in 1787. They don't have the time or the focus to launch another in the near future. Finally, it's possible that by the time they get those three [or six] States, the Mid-Terms will be here & many/most of them will be out of office. Of course, that depends on the Democrats, who (like the Repubs) seem to have no clue as to how to run a railroad...or anything else.
The major political Parties are an utter failure. They just stumble around, and every so often look out the window of their Ivory Tower while wiping the excess gravy from the Congressional Gravy Train off their lips...trying to figure out what We the People on the ground want from our politicians, or how to further deceive us. Then, puzzled by trying to understand folks outside the DC Beltway, they go back to bellying up to the Public Trough & slurping their way through the rest of their Term. They are a disaster, & gave rise to the likes of The Don & his Crew of Corporatist mobsters. What a tragic joke politics is in America. Any good politicians are either marginalized or assassinated.
The following was not included in my Reply---
Trump's recent, childish, "wrestling" Tweet/video clip speaks for itself. Even the most die-hard of his supporters should be embarrassed for our country. His behavior (e.g., the recent video clip, his shoving of a Leader to the side onstage at an International Conference, his ridiculous handshake in which he sometimes jerks the other person toward him, his silence when asked a question by Angela Merkel at a Press Conference, etc.), his outright lies, and his ignorance of domestic & world affairs all demonstrate that he isn't even close to being Presidential material. What he's doing is "gaslighting". [Google: What is gaslighting?] Trump may be ignorant, but he's not stupid. He's a serial liar, and a dangerous, deceitful person.
As to the Corporatist Democrats, they continue harping on this narrative: the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming. [That's the title of a 1966 movie, a comedy-drama.] Anything to distract from their own failure and corruption. Anything to distract from their rigging of the Dem Primaries in the last election. The Corporate Media aid & abet them in the hysteria over Russia "interfering in our election". Their caterwauling about it is the height of hypocrisy. Back when, our Gov't made certain that Boris Yeltsin was elected to Office in Russia. Never mind the dozens of times the Feds interfered with elections in other countries all around the world...including complete overthrows of gov'ts. Where is the discussion of the content of Podesta's hacked emails??? The Corporate Media briefly skimmed the surface of that, and then buried it. Instead, it's Russia, Russia, and more Russia. Russia doesn't want a war with us; it's our Elites who keep provoking things.
Both the Repubs and Dems are bound and determined to demonize Russia and deepen the New Cold War...and New Arms Race. [The USA is the largest Arms DEALER in the world.] Anything to distract from the total failure of our two major Parties. It's no wonder that an idiot such as Trump got into Office. It's past time to peacefully rectify a situation which threatens not only us, but the entire world as well. The Corporatists (including Trump) must be kicked out of politics in this great Land.
Not only my opinion. Be Well