I generally believe in voting “No” on all amendments to our state constitution. Sometimes, it’s a “Hell No!” because I truly think it’s a bad amendment: see last year’s amendments on gay marriage and photo ID, for example. But most of the time, I vote no not because I think it’s a terrible idea, but because I think that aside from granting rights to people, the constitution should not be a dumping ground for policy. I voted no on the legacy amendment for this reason, for example. In fact, the only amendment I can think of where I voted yes was the dedication of the motor vehicle sales tax to transportation purposes, because I think that was the intent of that sales tax all along. But barring those kinds of issues, I’m going to vote no. And it looks like I may have a chance to vote no on another amendment in the near future, if the proposed amendment on legislative pay gets put on the ballot.
- Current Mood: Stormy
- Currently Listening To: "Wild Thing", Jimi Hendrix