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California's Cross-dressing Ballot Initiative

bigdvbc Wrote: May 27, 2012 12:47 PM
“Proponents contend that existing law doesn't give people enough time in one office to fully master complex issues and the lawmaking process,” the Los Angeles Times recently reported. If it takes more than a couple of years to master the issues of being a legislator then I don't want that person. In private industry if it takes you that long you are gone and replaced by someone who can learn at that pace.

When California voters read Proposition 28’s ballot title, they overwhelmingly support the June 5th measure. Yet, once voters get more details as to what the ballot initiative really does, that robust support not only dissolves, it completely reverses.

The Public Policy Institute of California poll shows 68 percent of voters in favor of the ballot proposition and only 24 percent opposed. Surveyed Californians were understandably responding to the official ballot title, which reads that Prop 28 “reduces the total amount of time a person may serve in the state legislature from 14 years to...