19 May 2009

No...No, No, No

That is how I voted in today's special election here in California. Until state officials get their act together and call for a convention that throws out the current state constitution and puts a more sane, stable document in place, then I refuse to support any special ballot measures that come before me.

Decades worth of ballot meaasures, rules, and amdendments have created annual financial straightjackets that bring California to the precipice of financial ruin year after year after year. Legislators have put too many important decisions in the hands of voters who know absolutely nothing about governmental budget matters. Each and every initiative they pass or reject have landed us in our fix.

The system is broken. It's time to fix it. And continually putting these issues before the voters isn't the way to do it.

Vote NO on propositions 1A through 1F.