Just as bad an idea now as it was last time


November 10, 2021

The Alaska Constitution requires that every 10 years voters consider whether it’s time to elect and convene a group of several dozen Alaskans to rewrite all, some or none of the state’s guiding principles, the laws that govern all other laws.

That would be the polite way of referring to a constitutional convention.

Another way, a more honest description would be to call the convention a political free-for-all, dominated by special-interest groups and campaign contributions, excessively influenced by social media postings of questionable accuracy, and excessively focused on emotional issues int...

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