Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Views On Prop 14

The New York Times has some commentary today from different talking (or writing) heads on the effects of Prop 14. None seem all that impressed with it and none seem to expect much change in Sacramento will occur because of it.

That link should take you to Dan Weintraub's commentary but scrolling up or down will take you to the five other writer's comments.

And, in case anybody's expecting me to comment on Prop 14's passage yesterday, I don't have much to say. It does go to show, as Dan Weintraub alludes to in his commentary, the nutty thinking of so many where voters think if they just changed the way we vote we can fix this broken state.

In practical terms, being a third party guy, it may seem the downside would be pretty much the elimination of 3rd parties from general elections. Then again, it also might make things easier for me as there will be more races I won't feel a need to bother casting a vote in anymore.


At 5:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its unconstitutional. This has already bee addressed by SCOTUS. Nobody seems to have paid attention. Ow there will be another lawsuit. Lots of wasted money and it will be thrown out. I hate initiatives where some folks just ignore the law and put anything on the ballot. Its as stupid as measure T

At 9:04 PM, Blogger Tom Sebourn said...

Fred, I'm with you and Anonymous on your take of this.

Check out instant runoff voting on the google.
I think this may be the best way to break the two party system or at least make things more fair for the general public and less controlling by the two main parties.

At 2:12 PM, Anonymous "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE" said...

Yes on 13, NO on the rest. If a voter voted any other way, darn - stupidity one can't fix!

Jeffrey Lytle
McKinleyville - 5th District

At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn stupid voters, right, Jeff?


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