To the editor: So California's Constitution is cluttered with special-interest bric-a-brac because amending it is too easy? True; unfortunately, the remedy proposed by Assemblyman
We need a new Constitution, written from scratch and focused on creating a good framework for governing. Bric-a-brac must go (added by hundreds of amendments, so piecemeal removal is not practical), and the guiding principle must be creating the framework, with no special interests. A super-majority vote for limited kinds of legislative action is better than constitutional detail, and it could help reforms prevail over special-interest opposition.
Once a worthy Constitution is in view, protection against ill-advised changes is needed. There is no one ideal way, but amendments getting less than a two-thirds majority could be limited.