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Constitutional convention won’t cure all

October 1, 2010
The Daily Mining Gazette

Last week we wrote about Constitution Day and the virtues of the U.S. Constitution, which has guided the nation for 222 years. But every state has its own constitution as well, and Michigan voters will be asked this year if they wish to call a constitutional convention to replace the current state charter in place since 1963. It's tempting given Michigan's government gridlock to blow up the whole structure and start from scratch, but unless we can find the reincarnations of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and James Madison to do the job, we believe voters should say "no."



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