California and some other states have systems where law can be instituted via citizen voter initiatives. This has been a two-edged sword. On one hand, the public is empowered to bypass an unresponsive government and write its own laws, which are to be implemented with the full power of all government branches (Prop. 13 comes to mind). On the other hand, these propositions are sometimes poorly worded, mischaracterized by both sides and/or influenced/deflected by obstinate government officials and NGO campaigns (Prop. 187, Prop. 8).
This discussion is intended to cover upcoming, proposed and already voted upon ballot propositions, or "ballot measures" and "voter initiatives," as they are sometimes referred to, with respect to their validity, legitimacy, workability, advocates and opposition, effect on the state and more. With some key measures coming up in Novembe, this should be interesting.
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There is some disagreement in the Conservative/Tea Party community over 32 and 37
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|Recommendations on Statewide Propositions- San Fernando Vsalley Republicans|
|Propositions 30 -40
There are 11 Propositions on the November ballot, numbers 30-40. If you didn't attend last month's meeting or you would like to know what our recommendations are on how to vote on the Propositions, visit our website, www.sfvrc.org and click on Talking Points. The link is:
From Christina Powers
I read the text of prop 31 prior to this article and I have to say I was alarmed at some of the language which I posted on my facebook page. This article seals the deal for me. I will be voting no. We need to fix this problem the right way. http://www.capoliticalreview.com/top-stories/beware-prop-31-a-wolf-...
|Proposition #||CRAPosition||Type of Measure||Subject|
|30||No||Constitutional Amendment||Tax Hike (Jerry Brown)|
|31||No||Constitutional Amendment & Statute||Two-Year Budget Cycle & Related Governance Changes (California Forward)|
|32||Yes||Statute||Mandatory Public-Sector Union Dues: Prohibition "Stop Special Interest Money Now"|
|33||Neutral||Statute||Auto Insurance Price Setting: Driver Coverage History|
|34||No||Statute||Repeal Death Penalty|
|35||Yes||Statute||Human Trafficking: "Californians for Sexual Exploitation Act"|
|36||No||Statute||"Three Strikes" Dilution|
|37||No||Statute||Genetically-Engineered Foods: Mandatory Labeling|
|38||No||Statute||Income Tax Hike: Education (Molly Munger)|
|39||No||Statute||Taxes on Multi-State Businesses: Single Sales Factor|
|40||No||Referendum||Overturn Citizens Redistricting Commission State Senate Plan (A "No" vote is a vote to overturn the plan.)|
From: Annie RumarySubject: RE: MLTP Prop analysisDate: October 3, 2012 9:25:03 AM PDTTo: 'John Pero' , 'Terry Nielson' , 'Ca TP leadership'
We agree with you John. Our voter guide is Yes on 32 and NO on all the rest. 35 is simply a ‘feel good’ initiative. You feel good voting yes on it because it makes you feel like you’re tough on crime. What makes someone who smuggled someone into the country and violently raped them any worse of a criminal than someone who broke into your neighbor’s home, and violently raped the woman… or little girl or boy… inside. The prop says the first one is worse – it’s not. It’s equally heinous and they should all be put in the ground in my opinion but that’s another rant.Annie RumaryRedlands Tea Party PatriotsGet Informed & Get Active!
No on CA Prop. 31- Rosa Koire- Anti-Agenda 21 Activist
We have too many laws so I mostly vote no on all propositions. Prop 32 actually gets rid of the law forcing workers to pay union dues automatically out of their paychecks. Getting rid of a law is a great thing and a rare opportunity. Yes on 32
But, read on. That's not all it does.
I'm voting NO on all Props.
Some of my valued Conservatives friends and associates disagree on 32 and 37. Fair enough.
No on ALL.
I agree with George, No on 32. Here is the gotcha:
Prohibiting corporations and unions from giving to candidates
This is a first amendment right and you know that after the Corporations are banned the Unions will be allowed by a Judge.
#32 also violates 1st Amendment rights of both union and corporate owners. Of course another question is: do the union and corp political expenditures represent the will of said members?