EDITORIAL: Leave it alone

via Ketchikan Daily News:

A November ballot measure will ask Alaska’s voters whether the state should hold a constitutional convention.

It’s an automatic question every 10 years, and the answer is about as robotic — Alaskans say no.

A convention would result in a subsequent election to select delegates who would be authorized to propose changes to the constitution. Their proposal would be presented to voters.

The first and only Alaska constitutional convention occurred in 1956 as Alaska prepared to become a state.

The risk to the well-being of Alaska by opening the whole constitution is too high to permit a convention. And, if supporters seek specific changes, they can be addressed through the Legislature or public initiative.

So, to a constitutional convention, the answer to the question should be no.

When it comes to our Constitution, Alaskans should leave it alone.

Read more at: The Ketchikan Daily News.