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June 14, 2010 11:31 AM UTC

Who needs representatives? Not us!

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  • by: Chickenheed

We can just pay people per signature to gather signatures so that the people can vote down our crazy ideas.

From the Durango Herald News:

Caldara and other activists – including the leader of a marijuana legalization group – sued the state in federal court over a 2009 law passed by the Legislature. The law required ballot campaigns to pay their petition circulators by the hour, not per signature, for at least 80 percent of their paychecks.

The judge blocked the law because he found that paid petition gatherers are prone to certain levels of fraud no matter how their paid. I’m not really cool with that.

So if you were for this bill, like the majority of our voted-in representatives were, what do you do now?

A. Jump up and down and yell “ACTIVIST JUDGE! ACTIVIST JUDGE” at Judge Brimmer.

B. In a sick twist of irony, use paid petition circulators per signature to get an initiative on the ballot that doesn’t allow groups to use petitioners that are paid per signature.

C. Admit that representative government doesn’t work and run our governments with petitions instead of people.

D. Encourage our representatives to craft a bill that works better than this one.

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  1. Approving a law by initiative (banning paying petition gathers per signature) would experience the same legal problems experienced by the law enacted by the state legislature.  

    Also, I thought the judge found that the proponents of the law had failed to prove that fraud exists in the pay-per-signature model at a greater extent than with any other model.  This was important because the ban on the pay-per-signature model imposes greater costs than would exist without the ban.

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