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Old 04-03-2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default Lets Campaign For A New Voter Initiative!

So, I don't think there is any procedure for Voter Initiatives on the Federal level, but what if all 50 states (or the majority of them) passed voter initiatives that read something like:

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As the function of United States House of Representatives is to reflect the Will of the People of the Representatives home state, (insert your state here) hereby prohibits an US Representative of the State of (Insert your state here) from voting to approve any bill that comes before them which would either positively or negatively affect the the general populace in a manor that does not equally apply to the said Representative.

Also, the said Representatives shall vote to approve any pay increase for Judges which may come before them.
What do y'all think? I threw in the last line so it won't be overturned by liberal judges before it can go into effect.
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Old 04-03-2011, 04:09 PM   #2
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We have the initiative program here and it is a nightmare. The Courts regularly intervene and disallow duly voted and passed initiatives. Then too, the people who write them make them so arcane to read, that sometimes you have to vote no to actually vote yes or vice versa. Millions of dollars are spent on dueling propositions that are confusing and often partisan. The end result is always the same; more cost to taxpayers and more bureaucracy and regulation.

Only in California.

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I like the idea but reality is it will never happen

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Nope. I understand what you're after - killing Congressional votes from reps that conflict with the will of their constituents, and killing pork. But that's not how our system works.

In this country, democracy ends when a representative is elected. From that moment on, the choice of how to vote is solely that of the elected individual.

That's why it's so damn important to vet a candidate.

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We too have voter initiatives. They're always expensive and confusing, generally disastrous, and the legislature can overturn them in two years so all the sound and fury was for naught.

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