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Protect our visionary constitution

| March 16, 2023 12:00 AM

Montana’s Constitution has served us well for over 50 years. It is one of the reasons we

have the amazing state that we and our families are blessed to enjoy.

Our 1972 Constitution is very special in that It guarantees the citizens of Montana 17 more

rights than our U.S. Constitution including: the right to a clean and healthful environment,

the right to privacy, the right to a citizen-elected judiciary and the right of government

accountability (open and transparent government), to name a few. Due to the political

corporate corruption that resulted from our 1889 Constitution, our 1972 Constitution was

designed to give power to the people and limit the power of corporations and politicians.

How visionary.

Why, now that the Republicans have control of the Governor’s office, House and Senate,

is it that many feel so strongly about changing our Constitution? Republicans have

introduced over 50 pieces of legislation that would alter our Constitution or significantly

change how Montana has been governed during the past 50 years.

Not satisfied with controlling the two branches of government many are now going after the third branch, the judicial. They are desperate to politicize and control our independent, non-political judiciary.

Concerned? Contact your legislator.

Craig McClure


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