Issue Commentary

08/15/02 – Jus⁠t⁠ Say ‘No’ ⁠t⁠o Pe⁠t⁠⁠i⁠⁠t⁠⁠i⁠on In⁠i⁠⁠t⁠⁠i⁠a⁠t⁠⁠i⁠ves

By: The James Madison Institute / 2002

Maybe you’ve been approached at a mall or festival to sign a form promoting smaller classroom sizes or insuring humane treatment of pregnant pigs. What the solicitor didn’t tell you is that these constitutional amendments proposed for the next election are end-runs around the legislative process. More importantly, they are end runs around the 160 state legislators that citizens elected to deal with thorny, complex issues.