How are we playing with fire? “ Were this to happen today it would be an unmitigated disaster. The right wing would hijack such a convention and strip us of all our remaining legal protections against tyranny.” How exactly would that happen? You really think the states would ratify amendments that take away people’s rights? There would be intense, enormous pressure against it from the people if they even tried.
A convention probably won’t be called for another few years (if at all). In that time, the left can almost certainly gain some momentum.