All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.

Saturday, January 1, 2000

Well, maybe

The Latin plural gerundive referenda, meaning things to be referred, necessarily connotes a plurality of issues. Oxford English Dictionary, Referendums is logically preferable as a plural form meaning ballots on one issue (as a Latin gerund, referendum has no plural).

What other people read on this blog

Effing the ineffable - Washington State elections sometimes have been rigged.

“It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”
-- Joseph Stalin