I'm not eager for it, but, when people talk about the federal government having effectively seized all power from the states, they generally neglect to mention this:
In the American system, a Constitutional Convention -- which has never been held since the Constitution was adopted -- is the last stop before revolution. It was intended as a way for the people to end-run the political establishment; if enough states request a convention, Congress has no choice but to call it, and the resulting proposals go straight to the states for ratification, bypassing Congress.What concerns me is that I'm not sure we'll have an equivalent to James Madison this time around.
Whenever the states feel fed up with D.C.,
they can toss it out - if 38 agree.