Alaskans, deeply concerned about the political and cultural state of The Last Frontier, packed the Valley Performing Arts Center in Wasilla on Feb. 1 for a rousing debate on the merits, dangers and challenges of calling a statewide Constitutional Convention.
Every 10 years, in accordance with the State Constitution, Alaska voters must be asked an important question. Article 13, Section 3: Call by Referendum If during any ten-year period a constitutional convention has not been held, the lieutenant governor shall
In 2022, Alaskans will vote on whether to hold a statewide constitutional convention. The following is a list of issues we should consider addressing. A number of these concerns are shared by many conservatives, not just Alaskans. They address not only our
The U.S. Constitution’s famous preamble begins with “We the People of the United States.” That opening line was controversial then and remains so today. It presumed a homogenous, uniform people belonging to a single nation. It obscured the role of the
When the U.S. Constitution of 1787 was put together, many of its framers thought that it would be good for, at best, 40 years. Perhaps they were right, for it has been amended 27 times, with the 14th amendment sometimes called “The New Constitution” by
Alaska’s Constitution has a built-in timetable that asks voters, every 10 years, whether there ought to be a constitutional convention, or “con-con,” to re-write or modify how our state government operates. The exact wording is found in Article XIII,
What do Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Saudi Arabia Deputy Prime Minister Muhammad bin Salman, President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin have in common? They all want $100-a-barrel oil. Alaska, Saudi Arabia and Russia want high oil prices for the
Chief Justice Joel Bolger will retire from Alaska’s Supreme Court on June 30 next year, creating yet another vacancy on Alaska’s highest court, which only has five members. On Nov. 30 Bolger announced his plan to step down five years before reaching the
Alaska’s Constitution needs some major overhaul, and the citizens will have the opportunity in 2022 when they are asked: “Shall there be a constitutional convention?” The Alaskan Independence Party’s website has an embryonic and incomplete
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