While I agree with the general thrust of this article, I am not sure the following sentence is valid: “Criminals you see, despite having far less proficiency in reading and data analysis than the general population, are constantly monitoring our legislatures for even the slightest signs of weakness. At the first sign of it, they strike!” Although that sentence was sarcasm, I think there is plenty of evidence that it actually might be true. Criminals, in general, are expert at finding and exploiting the tiniest hole in laws and regulations to run scams. It still amazes me that I was unable to get a temporary PO box years ago while I was moving from grad school to my first job, yet someone was able to get a federal tax refund by fraudulently filing my tax return. The long list of prison escapes from Alcatraz to Clinton shows once again that criminals are expert at finding and exploiting weaknesses. While one may argue that those are the “elite” of the “dumb criminals” – the smart ones haven’t been caught – the expertise of the lowest incarcerated criminals in smuggling and hiding contraband and creating weapons far exceeds what any group of lawyers would be able to accomplish in similar circumstances. So while there are many valid reasons to oppose the Alaska “reform of the reform”, the idea that criminals aren’t smart enough to understand the practical effects of legislation is not one of them.