I actually hate the trend we have in the state to put a lot of pretty technical and complex issues on the ballot. If this is the trend, then why do we have a legislative branch? Why not get rid of it and vote for laws by ballot measure exclusively?
Its tiring and ridiculous. Having said that, I did get talked into one yes vote, but my yes is very tentative, I could easily be talked into a no.
I'm a bit torn on the union measure and on the affirmative action measure. I could be talked into a yes on either to tell you the truth.
Mostly, do, my no's are pretty firm.
|Proposition||My Vote||Arizona Republic's Opinon
|106: Healthcare Freedom Act for Arizona||No||No||I strongly disagree with this - its a backdoor way to use the state constitution to weaken Obama's health care law. Federal law over-rules state law and it will waste our resources. By the way, we need mandates - everyone needs to pay for health care if we expect the guarantees we expect and demand.|
|Proposition 107: Arizona Civil Rights Initiative||No||Yes||I'm soft on this one. Are we passed the need for affirmative action? I personally am not so sure.|
|109: Arizona Hunting and Fishing Amendment||No||No||Making it a constitutional right to hunt and fish? Unnecessary.|
|110: Arizona State Trust Lands||Yes||Yes||Seems reasonable to me.|
|111: Arizona Lieutenant Governor||No||Yes||The idea is a good one, this law is poorly written - it will provide a barrier for independents to run|
|112: Arizona Signature Filing||No||Yes||There are already too many initiatives on the ballot.
|113: Arizona Save Our Secret Ballot||No||Yes||I don't have a strong opinion on this (right now)..|
|203: Arizona Medical Marijuana Act||No||No||This is just an excuse to make marijuana legal|
|301: Arizona Land Conservation Fund Transfer||No||No||We can't balance the budget on the backs of our most precious resources. State lands need to be protected
|302: Arizona First Things First Program Repeal||No||No||And we can't balance the budget on the backs of our children.|