The second clause of Article V is the ultimate act of federalism built right there into the Constitution. The state legislatures have this incredibly unique power. It’s the only body in our body politic that can call a convention, propose amendments, and ultimately ratify those amendments, thereby controlling the federal government. That is what federalism is all about, and it’s odd that people who call themselves federalists are opposed or wavering on whether this is something we should do. I think where that comes from is a lack of trust in the American people.