The old expression that the perfect should not be the enemy of the good is often repeated in political debates when compromise is at hand. An application of that old saw should be applied to Propositions 1 & 2 on next week’s ballot and both measures should be passed by voters.
This page has carried a number articles on both sides of the Proposition 1 and 2 debates, mine included. Today, I’ll rehash and reference some of the reasons I wrote previously in support of these measures.
However, I will start with a dig at the powers-that-be. The governor and legislature manipulated the system – not for the first time — to give themselves every edge by changing the numbers on these two propositions presenting an odd set-up to voters with proposition numbers 1 and 2 then jumping to 45. As I’ve written previously, biasing rules to favor one side or the other on political questions is another reason the general public is losing faith in the political process. Stop gaming the system.