The United States Constitution is a precious document. It has served as the guiding principles for our democracy for hundreds of years. But some think the United States Constitution needs to be changed. Not by adding an amendment, but by a total rewrite of the document. The Wisconsin Legislature has passed a resolution seeking to rewrite the Constitution. If also approved by the state Senate, Wisconsin would become the 15th state to call for a constitutional convention to limit the powers of the federal government. What powers would be reduced? That is the problem. The wording is so vague, it could lead to a total rewrite of a document that has served us so well for so long. The resolution reads, “Whereas the federal government has ceased to live under a proper interpretation of the Constitution of the United States.” But what exactly is a proper interpretation? That isn’t made clear. It also states the purpose of the Convention of the States is for “restraining these and related abuses of power.” But it doesn’t make clear what the abuses of power are. It also seeks to “impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.” What would those fiscal restraints be? This doesn’t make clear, and that is what makes it scary. If the Constitution needs to be amended it should be done the old-fashioned way. Congress could pass it and three quarters of state legislatures could approve it. Just as has happened throughout history. The very way our precious Constitution spells out.