Comments about ‘Utah high court stops ethics reform ballot initiative in its tracks’

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Published: Tuesday, July 31 2012 5:03 p.m. MDT

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XRepublican
Holladay, UT

Okay, Let's do it again. This time let's add term limits and a second initiative to make creating initiatives very easy. Let's give the power back to the people!

RichardB
Murray, UT

Our state has a real lack of ethics. Changing the law to kill two initiatives (the guest worker bill was the other) was childish. Just like Obama, if someone goes against them, they change the rules.

VST
Bountiful, UT

"[David] Irvine said, adding that the high court's move is a "serious setback" for citizens, who have a constitutional right to co-equal legislative power."

Nonsense! There is nothing in the Utah Constitution that says citizens have a constitutional right to co-equal legislative power. Citizens have the constitutional right to elect their Legislative Representatives and Senators; that is it – nothing more.

Utah_1
Salt Lake City, UT

I think real ethics reform could be good. I believe the Utahns for Ethical Government (UEG) proposal was and is a power grab and should be tossed. I realize that isn't the issue. But I would hope if this ever shows up on the ballot, people will actually realize it is a scam.

I doubt most people that signed it read the 20 pages and knew all the ramifications.

The UEG starts by putting in to law Guilty until proven otherwise and goes down from there.

You do realize that the laws have changed since this was drafted and that the proposal would have to be re-drafted, but can't be as that would toss out the signatures. You do realize that any of the obvious changes proposed were changed by both parties already since this was drafted and what is left are the items that are designed to move power away from those that the people elected to an unelected commission.

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