It doesn’t make any difference how many columns George Will writes on the subject. We will not amend the Constitution to require a balanced budget or even according to his preferred formula. At best such an amendment would merely make lawbreakers of Congressmen who would simply ignore the amendment when expedient.
This subject is like term limit amendments. When waste perfectly good column space in a valuable property like the Washington Post over something that will never happen?
I also wonder how he thinks the present budget could be balanced without cutting military spending (unacceptable to Republicans), Social Security spending, or Medicare spending, the last of which appear to be unacceptable to both political parties. You can’t cut enough so what sort of tax does he think might raise the necessary revenue?
Glenn Reynolds takes not of Mr. Will’s column and implicitly supports an Article V Constitutional convention. Who does he think the delegates to such a convention would be?