Conservatives sure like amending state constitution

Conservative GOP lawmakers want to amend the state constitution to give Gov. Sam Brownback more control in picking judges. They also want to amend it to try to avoid having to suitably fund education. And now Kansas Securities Commissioner Aaron Jack wants a constitutional amendment to prevent the nationalization of private businesses by the federal government. Jack contends the “Economic Freedom Amendment” is needed to protect property rights, but it seems doubtful that the amendment would accomplish much – or that this is a serious problem that necessitates altering our constitution.