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Monday, February 1, 2010

Anti-Democracy movement gains steam

There are two reasons to be against anti-initiative bills: (1) the democratic system is working (2) the enemies of democracy want to stop it from working. In Washington State, the union bosses are anti-democracy.

"If you see a signature gatherer, we suggest you ask signature gatherers if they are being paid, find out their names and take their pictures (alone). We would like to identify as many as possible." -- Washington State Council of County and City Employees (AFSCME - AFL-CIO) Quote source Incidentally, they took my photo at a Tea Party rally.

"Keep an eye out. The best way to beat this is at the signature gathering stage. Please let us know if you see those paid signature hunters in your area and let them know in no uncertain terms what their job will do to your job!" -- Washington State Council of County and City Employees (AFSCME - AFL-CIO)

"If you see a signature gatherer, call us. We want to do all we can to stop them." -- Washington State Council of County and City Employees (AFSCME - AFL-CIO)

The essence of democracy is the legislature that is under the control of the people at large. In Washington state, the control is manifest in both balloting and the initiative process. A legislature that attempt to control the people will eventually face their wrath.

To the Legislature: Leave the people's initiative process unmolested. Its good advice. We must resist the anti-initiative bills: HB 2614; HB 2613; HB 2397; and HB 2615.

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