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