Wednesday, April 19, 2006


A republican Proposition

Yes, that is republican with a small "r." The Founding Fathers of this great nation due that direct democracy on large scale issues was the enemy of liberty. One of the most heinous forms of direct democracy on a large scale is the existence of ballot propositions. If we are truly interested in democracy and not tyranny even if it is tyranny on a single issue, we need to revamp (if not eliminate) the proposition process.

Short of elimination, I propose that a new law be passed that would only allow a winning proposition to go into effect provided that at least 50% plus one voter voted on the issue. If a simple majority did not view the matter as serious enough to be voted on, then the matter should automatically be rejected so that the tyranny of the minority not prevail.

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