“Back in 1911, the South Dakota Legislature was 87% Republican. They ratified the 16th Amendment, and now we have the modern income tax. In 1913, the Legislature was 85% Republican. They ratified the 17th Amendment which gave the feds freedom to trample state government power. In 1918, the Legislature was 83% Republican and it ratified the 18th Amendment (prohibition of alcohol). Now we are told not to worry—no bad amendment from an Article Five Convention would stand a chance of being ratified by 3/4 of the state legislatures. Besides, 28 of them are controlled by Republicans, and they would never ratify Progressive or simply bad amendments. But history gives ample reason for concern.”

~ Eldon Stahl