Scott in Sandy

Before I went on air this morning, an individual named Scott called in from Sandy and shared some excellent thoughts on the ethics reform initiative being floated by some citizens. That initiative has drastically different purposes from the petition on this site.  It would set up a kingdom for the writers of that bill where this petition is merely to ask the appropriate body for a redress of our grievances.

In a Republic, our duly elected representatives exercise power on our behalf. Our sovereign power is to elect and un-elect those representatives periodically to ensure we are being properly represented. The citizens ethics initiative would set up an oligarchy for the writers of the bill. Imagine drafting legislation that would give you kingly power and telling the public the bill is to help clean up the law makers. Won’t the public be surprised…

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