Congress keeps taking constitutionally granted rights away from the states and the people. Article V of the Constitution contains a check and balance that enables the states to protect these constitutionally granted rights, by proposing and ratifying amendments. The Supreme Court's "Political Question" doctrine enables Congress to make up unconstitutional rules that block the states from using the check and balance.
Since the Article V check and balance is unconstitutionally blocked, the states can use another check and balance left by our Founding Fathers. This check and balance will enable the states to restore their constitutionally granted right to propose amendments, by compelling Congress to propose the Constitutional Balance Amendment.
In The Federalist 85, where Alexander Hamilton reaffirms the states' right to propose amendments, he states, "We may safely rely on the disposition of the state legislatures to erect barriers against the encroachments of the national authority."
The Constitutional Balance Amendment is inevitable, because it is the only way to prevent the federal government from both crashing our economy and then rebuilding our crashed economy without any meaningful input from the states.
Our federal government's spending programs have us headed for a financial-market revolt against our Treasury bonds, which will cause our society's safety net to crash. It would then take decades before our safety net grows to the sustainable level it could have been maintained at, if the states had curtailed unfunded federal mandates and limited federal government spending programs to sustainable levels.
The federal government is unable to limit spending to sustainable levels, because of special-interest groups that enable our federal elected politicians to stay in office and prosper, in return for (1) keeping the spending up and (2) building inefficiencies in our economy that benefit special-interest groups. The federal government has lowered our country to number seven in terms of competitive economies, number eighteen in terms of economic freedom, and number twenty-four in terms of misusing public power for private benefit.
We need the Constitutional Balance Amendment, so our states can curtail unfunded federal mandates, limit federal government spending programs to sustainable levels, and enable us to vote on efficiency improvement ideas for the federal government.