Constitution question creates conflict

Constitution question creates conflict

There are 11 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Oct 23, 2008, titled Constitution question creates conflict. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

A simple question on Connecticut's ballot Nov. 4 is polarizing advocacy groups, forcing legislators to choose sides and setting off a debate about the very definition of democracy.

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Carol

Edison, NJ

#1 Oct 24, 2008
What a joke. These bozos never worried about the cost of anything before. What's wrong with going directly to the public? Are they afraid they won't be able to accept bribes from contractors anymore?
Pete

Seymour, CT

#2 Oct 24, 2008
Your right they are afraid. They are afraid of the fact that the public will stop them from stealing peoples property to give to big companies, will stop the judges from telling us what the constitution means to them but not us, stop the big unions from being the only one's that can do state and local work, and lastly the fact that we the people will find out how good these lazy idiot politicians have it while we pay more and more for their messes in high electric bills, businesses that have left the state because of the crazy regulations so we have no good jobs left, and how none of them can cut spending only increase it while we get nothing for it!!
bubba

Newington, CT

#3 Oct 24, 2008
its about time that we as americans have a say in our gov't they have become so distant from OUR reality that we need to take our gov't back into the hands of the people where it belongs and where it all began i would love nothing more than to be able to tell THEM what to do for a CHANGE.
slick willie

Newington, CT

#4 Oct 24, 2008
We need more Info//

Can the post deliever this please.
Madmanmike

Holtsville, NY

#5 Oct 24, 2008
Pete wrote:
Your right they are afraid. They are afraid of the fact that the public will stop them from stealing peoples property to give to big companies, will stop the judges from telling us what the constitution means to them but not us, stop the big unions from being the only one's that can do state and local work, and lastly the fact that we the people will find out how good these lazy idiot politicians have it while we pay more and more for their messes in high electric bills, businesses that have left the state because of the crazy regulations so we have no good jobs left, and how none of them can cut spending only increase it while we get nothing for it!!
They will always find ways to steal from the public, without a jury box and a ballot box there is only one box left.
Madmanmike

Holtsville, NY

#6 Oct 24, 2008
Pete wrote:
Your right they are afraid. They are afraid of the fact that the public will stop them from stealing peoples property to give to big companies, will stop the judges from telling us what the constitution means to them but not us, stop the big unions from being the only one's that can do state and local work, and lastly the fact that we the people will find out how good these lazy idiot politicians have it while we pay more and more for their messes in high electric bills, businesses that have left the state because of the crazy regulations so we have no good jobs left, and how none of them can cut spending only increase it while we get nothing for it!!
How do you feel about politicians taking your tax money and investing it into the stock market?
ConservativeInCT

Naugatuck, CT

#7 Oct 24, 2008
Al the Democrats are acting hysterical since they are the ones who will lose ALL their power to spend our money. Don't be fooled by their hysterical anti convention rhetoric. They are lying!!! There is nothing wrong with amending the constitution to allow for state referendums on large issues, esecially speninding. Maybe if the Dems in Hartford could stop spending $$$ on entitlement progrmas the rest of us woudn't need to do this. Vote yes !!! So far Dems have donated $1,000,000 to get this squashed. Repubs $12,000. Seems lop-sided doesnt it. WOnder why? I just told you. Quick, read this before the socialist CT Post deletes my post.
Madmanmike

Holtsville, NY

#8 Oct 24, 2008
How about a referendum that puts tax money in a lock box instead of gambling in the stock market?
Vox Pop

Plainville, CT

#9 Oct 24, 2008
The "vote no" campaign is one of the worst examples of fear-mongering I've seen in many years.

EVERY Constitutional Convention has had appointed delegates, and we've survived fairly well, thank you.
The t-v campaign warns of "special interests" influencing the outcome.
Just look at the "special interests" opposing a yes vote! What hypocrisy! And isn't there an awful lot of "special interest" money being poured into the television ad campaign blanketing the state, trying to scare voters? And Blumenthal, yet? For shame!

Why do they fear the public making decisions?
If the Constitutional Convention does manage to come out with some proposed amendments, every last one of us will have a chance to vote 'em up or down.
There is nothing to fear.
For God's sake, VOTE YES!
Madmanmike

Holtsville, NY

#10 Oct 24, 2008
Vox Pop wrote:
The "vote no" campaign is one of the worst examples of fear-mongering I've seen in many years.
EVERY Constitutional Convention has had appointed delegates, and we've survived fairly well, thank you.
The t-v campaign warns of "special interests" influencing the outcome.
Just look at the "special interests" opposing a yes vote! What hypocrisy! And isn't there an awful lot of "special interest" money being poured into the television ad campaign blanketing the state, trying to scare voters? And Blumenthal, yet? For shame!
Why do they fear the public making decisions?
If the Constitutional Convention does manage to come out with some proposed amendments, every last one of us will have a chance to vote 'em up or down.
There is nothing to fear.
For God's sake, VOTE YES!
They fear the people making political decissions because NANNY KNOWS BEST.
OldDem

Freeport, ME

#11 Oct 25, 2008
Vote yes! The opposition is all special interest groups spewing smoke and mirrors why we should not vote yes. Why are they afraid of us having more democracy? Simple - so they can control the agenda. Eight countries and 24 states already have it, including our neighbor Mass - why are they against us having it? Think about it.

Vote yes to question # 1.

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