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[–] acheron2012 1 points 19 points (+20|-1) ago 

You’ll notice the “court” gave no legal reasoning for removing it from the ballot. That is your proof that it was an unconstitutional act. But this isn’t unique to California. State supreme courts routinely remove ballot items they want to suppress.

OR as Mark Twain said: If voting mattered they wouldn’t let you do it.


[–] Thisismyvoatusername 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

To be honest, given the law in California making a distinction between revisions to the Constitution which cannot be effected by initiative action and amendments to it which can be, I think the Court had little choice. The people pushing the initiative can certainly now sue and try to get a ruling allowing it to be brought as an initiative in a future election, but they are unlikely to prevail. They need to regroup and focus on elections to the state legislature, then push the revision process there as the law requires.


[–] 1HepCat 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I wish them well. At some point, though, if your oppressor is unwilling to hear you (e.g., dilutes your vote by recognizing millions of invading foreigners--effectively denying you representation), you list your grievances in a public declaration of independence and forcibly drive them back.


[–] turtlesareNotevil 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Mark Twain was a smart man.