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Democracy perverted


Last updated 7/26/2007 at Noon

A recent trip to the supermarket left my blood boiling. Poised by the entrance was the familiar sight of a table set up to collect signatures for a ballot initiative.

Past experience has led me to be a little leery; however, my eternal optimism in the American democratic system, along with the gentleman’s hook – “Put political term limits on the ballot!” – enticed me to take a look.

As I approached, the man proudly announced that this initiative would reduce the current state limit of service from 14 years to twelve. Although the spirit of the topic rang true to my feelings, my...

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