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Constitution fixes may be worse than crisis

WHEREAS, we have read the resolution passed, perhaps portentously, on Friday the 13th by the newly named “Assembly of State Legislatures” in Indianapolis, and;

WHEREAS, this group of constitutional adventurers seem actually to believe in their never-before-tried approach to “fixing” the federal stalemate that their fellow Republicans are largely responsible for creating;

NOTWITHSTANDING, that Democratic Sen. Jim Arnold of LaPorte has somehow talked himself into believing that Democrats, or anybody but rock-ribbed conservative Republicans, could ever hope to have a voice in this attempt to hijack the U.S. Constitution, and;

WHEREAS, though erudite battalions of radio talk-show hosts and social media bottom-dwellers have determined the most remarkable document of human governance ever written is worth nothing more than yesterday’s grocery list, we disagree, and;

WHEREAS, there are plenty of ways to make your voice heard if you want to change the system without taking fireaxes to the very foundation of the government that has guaranteed American liberty for more than two centuries, such as, just off the top of our head, oh … actually showing up to vote in elections;

THEREFORE WE, the four-member editorial board of a mid-sized Midwestern newspaper, having no more right to tell America how to remake the U.S. Constitution than this group of self-appointed saviors in Indianapolis do, now propose:

THAT right-thinking Hoosiers dissociate themselves from this zany crusade while it is still largely a novelty instead of a national embarrassment, and that;

THE NORMALLY thoughtful, reasonable Fort Wayne Sen. David Long, who is one of the leaders of this effort, come to his senses before it’s too late.