Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Ahnold Gets It Right

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is trading on his populist appeal to bypass the State Legislature for initiatives he believes are crucial to reshape California government.


"The governor wants voters to consider ballot measures that would impose a cap on state spending, redraw legislative districts and increase the time it takes teachers to gain tenure."

Surely this is democracy in its purest form. LETTING THE VOTERS DECIDE.

I mean, there's nothing wrong with that, is there?

That's what America is all about, right?

Nobody in their right mind would opposed letting the voters decide issues, would they?

Uh........well.......back to the article:

"Schwarzenegger's move will likely lead to a showdown with teachers, unions and Democrats in a campaign that is expected to be costly and bitter."

So there you have it. The people who are AGAINST LETTING THE VOTERS DECIDE ISSUES are:


Here's where it gets funny:

If you listen to today's prominent Democrats, you would think that Republicans, like Governor AHnold, are the enemies of democracy.

Hillary Clinton, for example has publicly stated the following about Republicans:

"They are turning back the clock; they are tearing down the building blocks of democracy"

(Note to Hillary: Uh, no. Letting the voters decide issues IS THE BUILDING BLOCK OF DEMOCRACY)

And then she actually uttered this gem:

"Too many communities, too many people of color, too many college students are effectively denied an equal right to cast their vote."

(Note to Hillary: The Guv is actually GIVING THE VOTERS A CHANCE TO CAST THEIR VOTE.)

(You can find her quotes at http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ideas_opinions/story/318072p-272071c.html )


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