'People's veto' looms despite passage...

'People's veto' looms despite passage of gay marriage in Maine

There are 2 comments on the Seacoast Online story from May 11, 2009, titled 'People's veto' looms despite passage of gay marriage in Maine. In it, Seacoast Online reports that:

Mary Breen, of South Berwick, Maine, is counting down the days until she and her partner can be married, now that Gov.

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Cpetr13

“Reality is better than truth”

Since: Jun 07

Indianapolis

#1 May 12, 2009
What's the point of having a legislature--much less a three-part government with checks and balances--if the great unwashed are able to overturn laws at whim?

Cpetr13

“Reality is better than truth”

Since: Jun 07

Indianapolis

#3 May 13, 2009
This is not and has never been a democracy--it is a constitutional republic. The founders had a horror of the mob making all the decisions, which is why they took direct government out of their hands at the get-go. The constitution gives all rights 9exlcudin the press) to individuals; the majority has no rights.

I for one have no interest in being ruled by a mob who can't even set the timers on their oven clocks. If you want power over me, then run for office so we can see if you are WORTHY of making the rules for others. Granted, it's not fool-proof, bu it si still better than just getting a bunch of like-minded people together to tell everyone else what to do. Indiana did that --the KKK ran this state for decades. Never again.
whatsayu wrote:
<quoted text> The point is in a system where it's we the prople, the people should rule by vote. Unwashed? i don't get your meaning.

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