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 Robert Kelly, J.D. Staff Counsel, Citizens for Self-Governance Robert Kelly, J.D. Staff Counsel, Citizens for Self-Governance
 [[http://​www.conventionofstates.com/​the_states_control|(source)]] [[http://​www.conventionofstates.com/​the_states_control|(source)]]
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 Opponents of an [[historicaldocuments:​constitution#​article_v|Article V]] convention have been repeatedly defeated in their claims that an Article V convention would “run away” <​sup>​[[#​i|(1)]]</​sup>​. The Framers of our Constitution were wiser than that, and placed numerous checks and balances to ensure the safety of such a convention. Opponents of a convention have since rallied around a new set of arguments claiming that Congress, not the states, will control any Article V convention. Robert Brown’s May 15th article entitled “The Article V Convention as Defined by Article V” is typical of the genre. This argument fares no better than the last. Like the runaway convention argument, it ignores history and substitutes fearful speculation for known fact. Opponents of an [[historicaldocuments:​constitution#​article_v|Article V]] convention have been repeatedly defeated in their claims that an Article V convention would “run away” <​sup>​[[#​i|(1)]]</​sup>​. The Framers of our Constitution were wiser than that, and placed numerous checks and balances to ensure the safety of such a convention. Opponents of a convention have since rallied around a new set of arguments claiming that Congress, not the states, will control any Article V convention. Robert Brown’s May 15th article entitled “The Article V Convention as Defined by Article V” is typical of the genre. This argument fares no better than the last. Like the runaway convention argument, it ignores history and substitutes fearful speculation for known fact.
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 <​BOOKMARK:​xiii>​ 13. 2 FARRAND’S RECORDS 629–30. <​BOOKMARK:​xiii>​ 13. 2 FARRAND’S RECORDS 629–30.
  
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