Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Yep.

I'm with Goldy.
Given enough money one could get absolutely anything on the ballot. Anything. I guess, if you have the money, that’s your right under the current rules, but it sure ain’t populism, and it’s high time our political and media elite pulled the bags off their heads and stopped revering as sacred an instrument of so-called “direct democracy” that isn’t partcularly direct, or democratic.
The initiative process, whatever its original merits, has been corrupted beyond repair. That's why my practice is to vote against all of 'em. If an idea is good enough to merit legislation, it's good enough to work it's way through the legislative process.

That's the theory. Then an I-1000 comes along to provide the proverbial exception that proves the rule.

Doesn't happen often, though. Not often enough to maintain the process as it has come to be.

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