You can read the entire U.S. Bill of Rights in just a couple of minutes. All 10 amendments can fit on one page.
By contrast, the latest attempt to amend the Alabama Constitution took more than 40 pages! The next time there’s an attempt to change the Alabama Constitution, here’s a thought: Whatever the amendment is about, keep it simple.
If it’s a gambling amendment, as it was in the latest instance, perhaps supporters could shorten it to one or two pages and simply require two things.
(1) An independent state gambling commission with strong regulatory powers whose members are insulated from control or influence by the governor, legislators or the gambling industry.
(2) A competitive bidding or application process.
Then, let the people vote.
Does it have to be any more complicated than that to protect the interests of taxpayers and players? What do you think?