The Louisiana Legislature is currently in session to deal with the ongoing crisis of budget shortfalls. Gov. John Bel Edwards has unveiled his plan to address the problem, which has come under fire from many in the GOP and business groups.

However, the problem with our state is not necessarily fiscal, it is constitutional — an issue I have been lamenting for more than a decade.

Any civics teacher will tell you, the purpose of a constitution is to provide the framework for governing. It should state the purpose of governance,


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