At the end of the ballot will be an amendment to the state Constitution. It has to do with promoting propane gas. This seems a small-enough thing; you may be tempted to just think, “Aw, what the heck,” and vote “Yes.”
I ask you to think a little longer and vote “No.”
The Alabama Legislature again this year said the Alabama people can’t be trusted to help write a new Constitution. Year after year this has been the case. But we have the means to force legislators to the table.
No matter what constitutional amendment is proposed, say “No.” It does not matter how innocent it seems; say “No.” It may take a few elections, but we can grind the machine to a halt and force a constitutional convention to be called.
For far too long, federal law has replaced major provisions of the state Constitution that were deemed unconstitutional. It is time for Alabamians to take back their government and write a Constitution that can govern the state fairly and legally. The unwieldy document that governs our state is sadly outdated and not in tune with present realities.
It is time for Alabama to look ahead. Just say “No.”