If you can control the imagination of the people you can control the people.
Isn't this the party that tells us government shouldn't be forcing
things on our citizens?Hypocrisy in action. That's the GOP
Any action that tries to limit the voice of the people I have to oppose.It would make more sense that any proposed legislation that limits
citizen initiatives should be voted on by the people. The Legislator seems to
forget that the people are Sovereign, not the State or certainly not the
There's your tyranny. Quick, hide your guns.
But Blue, please note that the tyranny is coming from the right side of the
"The public can be manipulated by narrow interests, as Reid said."You mean like Reagan Outdoor advertising getting massive special
benefits because they donate thousands to individual Legislators each year.
(Like this year where they have a bill to make it illegal for any city to
restrict the conversion of any billboard to digital - after already successfully
having made billboards the most protected land use in the state by making it
near impossible to remove them)I usually have little patience with
the left-wing shenanigans - but obviously it is a bi-partisan problem and this
in an area where I agree Republicans have failed their constituents miserably
The best argument against direct democracy really is a short conversation with
the average voter. I've always been a fan of leadership, but never of a
Yeah, our local "representatives" always think they know what's
best for us, but that's the general nature of government and politicians.
We should make some definite changes in the way we do things, and also expose
the "large and in-charge" leaders who really don't want anyone else
to have a voice. But in so many other ways, aren't we ever grateful that
we're not like California?