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.
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.
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!