Tuesday, July 1, 2008

BAMN suing to halt initiative

The group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) is suing in an attempt to keep the Arizona Civil Rights Initiative off the ballot.

First, they bring their people to town and harass petition gatherers and the people who are signing in an attempt to halt the citizens initiative process. Now they are trying to sue to keep the initiative off the ballot, claiming that the gatherers used misleading language.

Like it or not, the citizen's initiative process is in place to allow people (and in some recent cases, the Governor) have a voice in the way things are done in Arizona.

Will Governor Napolitano weigh in on this? She should. After all, she has her own intiative on the street trying to hike taxes for transportation. I am sure that the gatherers mentioned the 18% increase in the sales tax whenever they got someone to sign. How would she react if someone tried to sue to keep her intiative off the ballot?

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