up the legislature
29 September 2004 - Orange County Register
Jerome Greenblatt certainly has a point in his
denunciation of the 165-page Voter Information Guide and the
plethora of propositions facing every California voter in November.
He joins millions of others in mourning the slow decay of our republic’s
representative democracy into the mire of a direct democracy’s referendums
- vulnerable to abuse, corruption, and misinformation.
Greenblatt thinks firing them is the answer - it’s certainly more
compelling than the further increase in ballot measures that would
result from a part-time legislature. If our state legislators prefer
to work their own agendas rather than represent us like they were
elected to do, here’s an idea: support challengers over incumbents
career politicians have had it too easy for too long - they need
a wake-up call. Turn the state capitol building upside down and
I bet they’d get the message real quick.