Letter: Faulty assumptions

A constitutional convention could result in a completely new document and years of uncertainty - neither of which is worth the risk.

By Joe Paskvan, Anchorage Daily News


A false assertion by Robert Myers that Alaska’s “new problem is how to distribute our wealth” is a phony reason for a full constitutional convention (Oct. 9). Myers does not seek the current amendment process written into the Alaska Constitution. He stated that Alaska’s founders “were smart people,” but he rejects their amendment process.  

He absurdly advanced a full convention, which has no sideboards to eliminate crazy and unsound ideas. Myers weakly wrote that “poison pills” may cause a convention’s “work to be rejected.” But his unstable conclusion that the constitution wouldn’t be a “completely new document” is wild speculation.

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