We should not stain that document,” popular conservative radio host Glenn Beck said today during his broadcast of “Media Praises Biden for Solving Problem He Created.” The document that Beck said we should not “stain” is the Constitution of the United States, which he said would be the case if we went through with the calls for a Constitutional Convention — or as some supporters of the Con-Con idea call it, an Article V Convention of States.
“I have been a supporter of the Article V Convention of States,” Beck said. “I’ve been a pretty big supporter, vocal supporter. I’m reversing that today.”
Beck’s reversal from supporting the Con-Con idea is a huge defeat for the effort to call a convention to consider changes to the U.S. Constitution, as advocates for the Con-Con often cite Beck and other people known to be devotees of constitutionalism as reasons to back the Con-Con.
Beck explained why he has come to realize that calling for a convention to consider amendments to the Constitution is a bad idea, at least at this time. “After some thought and prayer, we are not the people to open up this sacred document. We are not the people — that was a God-inspired document.” Beck added that even Benjamin Franklin — considered perhaps the least religious of all the Founding Fathers —