Opinion: Constitutional Convention would open a can of worms

via the Juneau Empire:

In 1972 and four times since, Alaska voters were presented with the question “Shall there be a Constitutional Convention?” Each time, voters have declined the invitation. In 2002 and 2012, voters turned it down by a 2-1 margin or greater.

On November 8, 2022, voters will once again be asked to answer the question.

The purpose of a convention seems quite straightforward, but its impact could be far-reaching and potentially lead to unintended consequences.

It’s questionable that a convention would accomplish what promoters claim – Alaskans could spend millions of dollars on an unnecessary, lengthy, and acrimonious process that could have been avoided.

Our founding document has served us well since 1959. Extensive alterations are unnecessary and a convention is not the mechanism best suited to make incremental modifications.

Read more at: the Juneau Empire.