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Last login: Monday, August 8, 2011
The petition signers don't bother me. Well, they do try to get me to sign, but that doesn't bother me. I am interested in hearing the issues they are bringing to my attention. What concerns me is that, when I see the petition people, I don't know what laws currently exist that are related to the petition. I tell the petition people that I need to do more research on the topic myself, before signing anything. I have lived most of my life in a state that did not have a ballot measure system, and I wonder if ballot measures help to create a tangled bureaucratic mess and/or near duplication of current laws. It seems to me that, the way ballot measures are created and written, some interested party intends to mislead the public to the point that most people will avoid voting (at least on that particular thing), or will vote on a ballot measure without really understanding in depth what they are voting for. It would be helpful if there was more READILY AVAILABLE, OBJECTIVE INFORMATION for voters that explains what laws currently exist, and what the ballot measure intends to do.
August 8, 2011 at 2:35 p.m.
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