Some might have noticed a degree of territoriality among Article V efforts. Most recently, a handful of state legislators heading to the historic planning convention in Arizona have come under the belief that they cannot support both a traditional Article V approach and the Compact for America approach.
Arizona Speaker JD Mesnard rejects this posited binary choice.
But we've always argued simultaneously that the various movements are synergistic because each offers unique rewards and compensates for the other's disadvantages.
Naturally, we think the balance of advantages and disadvantages of the Compact approach to Article V is optimal, but that judgment involves predictions of future events and, obviously, we could be wrong. It would be foolish for anyone to pretend otherwise about any Article V approach.
Today, we say to the wider Article V movement: Let's heed Speaker Mesnard's words and work even harder to unite the movement while recognizing and respecting the unique risk/reward profile of each approach as a basis for synergies among them all.