[Vision2020] Vision2020 Digest, Vol 93, Issue 133
sunilramalingam at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 14 05:24:29 PDT 2014
Is it the will of the people that the governor and other elected state officials give themselves a raise?
You're describing the way things should be. That's not what's happening in Idaho.
With campus carry, the enormous weight of the testimony at the Capitol was against the legislation. I am not saying polling on the issue does not exist, but I didn't see any. The legislature's vote did not represent the testimony they heard. That's typical. As with education reform a few years ago, they ignored what people journeyed to tell them.
They know there is little chance of being voted out, no matter what they do.
From: bear at moscow.com
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:34:38 -0700
To: suehovey at moscow.com; vision2020 at moscow.com
CC: rhayes at frontier.com
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Vision2020 Digest, Vol 93, Issue 133
For the most part, I agree with you, but who gets to decide what is either right or wrong? In a representative democracy, it is the will of the people that is translated intolegislation by the elected representatives. If any legislature, not just Idaho's, does not carry out the will of the people, then those people will vote them out of office becausethey no longer represent the people. But until they are voted out of office, they are the representatives of the people and act accordingly. Rightness or wrongness has nothing to do with it.
On Mar 13, 2014, at 7:22 PM, Sue Hovey wrote:
And if they get re-elected, it doesn’t mean they did the right thing; it
only means those who voted agreed with them. Rightness and wrongness are
not necessarily a function of elections, as those who get penalized through
Idaho legislative activity know only too well.
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 9:43 AM
To: rhayes at frontier.com
Cc: vision2020 at moscow.com
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Vision2020 Digest, Vol 93, Issue
And the next election, considering that we live in a representative
democracy, will decide IF the legislature and the governor did the right thing
or not, or if the people collectively think they are on the right track.
IF you don't like what the elected officials of the State of Idaho do, vote
them out of office.
On Mar 13, 2014, at 12:28 PM, rhayes at frontier.com wrote:
I said, Otter felt he had no choice but to sign the bill. Now though, he is
attempting (pretending) to "man up" to his responsibilities. But this is not a
true man's courageous stand. It is the stand of a wimp who is, after the fact,
trying to play both sides. What a looser.
Outside of a few gun toting
hare-brains who think an appropriate environment to be carrying their popguns
are institutions of higher learning, I would hazard that most Idahoans are
looking at this development with a critical eye.
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