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  •  Be careful what you wish for (6+ / 0-)

    California is a prime example of what happens when people (actually corporations) can do an end around and skip the legislative process.

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 01:54:59 PM PST

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    •  California is better because of it (2+ / 0-)
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      rabel, nocynicism

      Yes some corportations have gotten some stuff passed, but they would have gotten much more passed if we only had the (corporate controlled) legistators.  And occasionally we get some religious group sneak something by us (Prop 8), but fortunately the courts can be a balancing act (Prop 8 was overturned).

      But overall, we have done better with the public voting instead of the legislators. We got Medicinal Marijuana passed way back in 1996, and several injustices done by older laws. In fact, last year, we even had tax increases voted in by the public.

      Like Bill Maher said, we got rid of our Republicans and now we are much better off.  

    •  Constant Headache (0+ / 0-)

      It is kind of true. Lately in CA the Ultra Rich have put radical, self serving measures on the ballot in a steady stream. They can pay petition signature pros to lurk outside all the Walmarts to trap the unwary into signing almost anything. Not so the real grassroots activists who have to volunteer their time.

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