And I don't mean broken, I mean broke. But I guess it's broken, too. I mean, why do we have all of these referendums (referenda?)?
Three days ago, we had a voting day. May 19. Several referenda (I'm going with that one) were on the ballot, include one for our budget. What is up with that? Can you imagine if the national budget had to be approved by the public? I know it has some special tax implications and all that, but still. How many people do you think went out and informed themselves of the issue? How many people actually went to vote on May 19? And now the budget is voted down.
I mean really, people. What's the point of a democratic republic--in which we elect representatives to make informed decisions on an issue--if you're just going to kick it back to the voters to decide the fate of the state? I know I'm starting to sound like Matthew Arnold here, but I mean, really. We have elected leaders for a reason. Let them make some freakin' decisions.
Perhaps this sounds kind of crazy, but I'm a little worried about what is going to happen to us out here in Cali. I think we might be on the verge of some kind of disaster.
Time to start looking for a cheap plot of land in Alabama.