By Nancy Thorner -
What is "ConCon," also known as a Constitutional Convention? Article V of the Constitution states:
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, shall call a Convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.
There is only one type of national constitutional convention authorized by the Constitution, and it is an Article V convention called by Congress. This is what the Convention of States seeks. Semantics can't change the fact that Congress alone makes the call (Congress is always controlled either by liberal Democrats or liberal-leaning Republicans), and any amendments can be proposed at a constitutional convention. In short, the Convention of States is a "ConCon."