Intimidation Politics

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  1. KenH

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    It is horrible that anyone would interfere with petitioners...of any cause. This is the United States and we are a constitutional republic. We need more citizen involvement, not less.


    Intimidation Politics
    No fair spending fight.​

    By Heather Wilhelm​


    Imagine that you love big government.

    Perhaps you sleep in an oversized Che t-shirt, rest your head on an NPR pillowcase, and dream of progressive tax increases. Perhaps you’re a union boss or government employee, hoping for bigger benefits and a pay raise. Or, perhaps you’re just a sympathetic, non-political sort who thinks those small-government types sound really, really mean.

    Then, one day, your nightmare arrives: an army of petitioners, gathering signatures for an initiative that would cap yearly state-spending growth. It is the sum of your fears, and if the petitioners succeed, the measure will go on the November ballot.

    Worse yet, voters love the idea and just might put it through. So what do you do if people want to take charge of their government?

    You bring out your lawyers — and, in some cases, your thugs — in an all-out effort to block the vote.


    - rest at LINK



     
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    Who is suing whom?

    TASC's backers, the ones with the petition, are suing Nevadans for Nevada.
     
  3. KenH

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    Petitioners should not be intimidated off of the streets by anyone - union or non-union.
     

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