Jay Evensen: Fighting City Hall may get harder

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  • JayTee Sandy, UT
    March 2, 2013 10:00 a.m.

    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?

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    March 1, 2013 9:03 a.m.

    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 howling mob.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 28, 2013 4:47 p.m.

    "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

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 28, 2013 2:05 p.m.

    But Blue, please note that the tyranny is coming from the right side of the aisle.

  • Blue Bolshevik Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 28, 2013 1:54 p.m.

    There's your tyranny. Quick, hide your guns.

  • Darrel Eagle Mountain, UT
    Feb. 28, 2013 9:24 a.m.

    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 Legislator.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 28, 2013 7:36 a.m.

    Isn't this the party that tells us government shouldn't be forcing things on our citizens?

    Hypocrisy in action. That's the GOP way.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Feb. 28, 2013 7:08 a.m.

    If you can control the imagination of the people you can control the people.