If you’re fed up with the Rhode Island General Assembly, vote for a constitutional convention.
In 2004, Gary Sasse and I wrote that there was no need for a constitutional convention then because the General Assembly had placed genuine constitutional reforms, including a robust Separation of Powers amendment, on the ballot (“No need for a Constitutional Convention,” Commentary, Oct. 28, 2004).
But recently, the legislature has refused to let voters fix crucial problems. It’s time for a constitutional convention that could place needed amendments on the ballot without the Assembly’s consent. Read the full article in Providence Journal.