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on Measure 73
Talk about repeat offenders: how long must Kevin Mannix continue to muck with our legislative process by putting emotionally charged issues before the public vote -- issues which should more properly be considered by the legislature. We elect our legislature to consider and maintain the big picture of our laws, and we hold our legislators accountable when we elect them (or not).
No one is accountable when issues like the penal code and tax policy are decided by the public at large. These issues cannot be decided piece-by-piece through the ballot. Rather than resulting in sound policies, this process just feeds the political egos of personalities like Mr. Mannix who can't get his extreme ideas passed by the Senate and House and signed by the governor.
posted 2 years, 7 months ago
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