State constitution is flawed

Published 9:53 pm Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dear Editor,

There was massive voter fraud in the November 11 election. You may be wondering why you have not seen anything reported in the paper. The reason is the election I am referencing happened in 1901. The same day we honor our nation’s veterans is also the day 107 years ago voters in Chilton County went to the polls for the ratification vote of our current-and sixth-Alabama Constitution.

80.86 percent of the electorate in Chilton voted against the ratification of the 1901 Constitution which gives too much power to the state legislature over local affairs. Those voters joined thirty-one other counties in the state voting against the ratification. Had it not been for the stolen votes in the black belt counties, the approval of our current constitution would not have happened.

If you fast forward to the Nov. 4, 2008 election, you will see some of the effects of our fundamentally-flawed 1901 constitution which has now been amended over 800 times.

In one item on that ballot regarding a local school district in Limestone County, the people in that county voted against the measure, but voters statewide passed the amendment.

– Mark Berte, Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform