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LEGISLATURE: A modest proposal for making laws

Letter by David Cooke, Tacoma on Oct. 11, 2010 at 10:33 am with 1 Comment »
October 11, 2010 3:11 pm

I have noticed that each election cycle, more and more matters of public policy are being decided directly by the people instead of by the representatives elected by the people to do this work on their behalf.

So I propose that we divide the state into roughly equal districts and select two or three citizens from each district to meet in Olympia annually to decide the people’s business. Should they fail to do so with timeliness and due attention to the opinions of the voters, every year or so we would have an opportunity to fire them and select replacements.

We could call this assembly a “Legisl…” Oh, wait, never mind.

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  1. eagle_beak says:

    i understand what you are saying Mr. Cooke and respect your opinions.
    i do think that initiatives and referendums are the closest you can get to real democracy though. If constituents see past initiatives overturned by judges or legislature, then having to pass another one to make themselves heard may happen.
    God bless America and help us keep our country free!

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