If it ain’t broke, don’t mess with the Alaska constitution

Constitution
Former Democratic state Rep. Beth Kerttula holds up a sign reading “Vote No Con Con,” during a recent rally at the Dimond Courthouse Plaza in Juneau. Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

By Sue Sherif, Fairbanks


To the editor: According to the Magazine of History, a constitution has three main characteristics “(1) a constitution is a supreme law of the land, (2) a constitution is a framework for government; (3) a constitution is a legitimate way to grant and limit powers of government officials. Constitutional law is distinguished from statutory law.” We should keep this framework in mind when we think about whether or not we need a new constitution, as a “yes” for calling constitutional convention implies.

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