Lawmakers to again consider raising threshold for ballot measures

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The fact this effort to simultaneously increase the power of legislators and makes life harder for the grassroots peasantry has bipartisan support merely demonstrates the fact that “Good Old Boy” corruption and tyranny is bipartisan.
In case there are folks out there who have not researched what is required to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot or to recall a corrupt politician, it seems to me it might behoove one to do some research to find out just how difficult it actually is before gullibly making it even harder.
Doubling the number of signatures required under the rubric of making more of the required signatures come from rural areas smells fishy.
Why not just require more of the signatures to come from rural areas without increasing the total number of signatures required?
Bottom line, this is a political contest between legislative Takers and grassroots Makers. At issue is the Power of legislators to seize grassroots’ assets at will. My guess is that most grassroots would want to make that process as difficult as possible.
I’m also not thrilled by the arrogant notion that the grassroots citizenry is too stupid to understand whether or not they are agreeing to “change the Constitution.”
If this measure passes, it is safe to predict that attempting to make recalls more difficult will undoubtedly follow. Anything to protect the inherently evil and inevitably corrupting One Ring of “Good Old Boy” power.
As the Founders said, the price of Liberty is eternal vigilance.
I see this as a pure and simple manipulation that will in no way benefit the grassroots citizenry, notwithstanding the support of some local politicains who cast themselves as pro-constitution and pro-grassroots.
Here’s hoping the measure fails.



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