State Ratification Conventions
The pushers of an Article V convention say that there is no risk of a "runaway convention" (where the whole Constitution could be replaced) because, they say, the states wouldn't ratify it. They try to discredit anyone who opposes their agenda because they say we "do not explain how the states would ratify" a runaway convention. Let's take a deeper look at how the states have been manipulated, in history, and you decide if it could happen again.
Have all amendments been ratified by the states? No...
The fact is that the 14th, 16th, nor 17th amendments were, legally, ratified by the states. Why would that not be a possibility in today's political corruption at the local/state/federal levels?
HUGE difference between the Constitution "as written" and the constitution "as ratified."
Pauline Maier's book, Ratification, tells the truth about what happened at the State Rafitication Conventions. Pauline does so like nobody else because authors of the Founding Era, somehow, seem to leave this part out. The State Ratification Conventions were not pretty. Many of the citizens were FURIOUS with the new Constitution because it created a centralized government instead of doing what they people were told and amending the Articles of Confederation.
Learn what "the people" thought of the Constitution
Jefferson said we should look to the State Ratification Conventions if we wanted the find the truth. His quote was, “On every question of construction (of the Constitution) let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit of the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”