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Opening Arguments

Conventional wisdom

Here's an intriguing idea, advanced by Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson and apparently endorsed by Gov. Mitch Daniels -- a constitutional convention to "realign Indiana's 19th Century government to meet the challenges of the 21st Century."

Gov. Daniels has said he would be open to the idea of a Constitutional Convention, particularly if it would be made up of citizens from all walks of life and not just legislators and special interests. He has consistently delivered a warning to organizations like Indiana Association of Cities and Towns and the Association of Indiana Counties:  Reform yourselves before the state does it for you.

    “I sometimes ask people,


Fri, 05/18/2007 - 8:05am

Ah, so that's how they plan to sneak in the anti-gay stuff they can't get passed in the legislature. It should fit in very well with all the other odious laws in the 1851 constitution that single out people of color for persecution.