Public Policy Institute
June 18, 2014
Published in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, June 8, 2014
Periodically, lawmakers who are frustrated by their inability to change government policies of which they disapprove will propose a shortcut: They’ll reform the system itself by convening a constitutional convention.
Fortunately, these efforts rarely succeed. To date, no such convention has been convened.
Why do I say “fortunately”? Because – like poison gas – system change is only a great weapon until the wind shifts.
When activists clamor for wholesale changes or major revolutions in the status quo, they always assume that the changes that ultimately emerge will reflect their own preferences and world views.
History suggests that’s a dangerous assumption. Read more, click here