|Posted: September 29, 2005, 8:52 am - IP Logged|
Henry says Oklahomans are excited about kicking off the lottery and raising money for education.
I'm betting they're a lot more excited about buying tickets and hoping to win prizes than they are about 'raising money for education'. That would be a nice referendum sometime. A binding vote by the population allowing them to choose whether they'd prefer to have that 'education' money go back into the prizes, or go to education.
There's a lot of assuming that goes on about the issue, a lot of posturing. But it would be nice if direct referendae were used a lot more frequently in this democracy, letting the actual citizens decide what they'd prefer. On all manner of things, including this one.
Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.
It's about number behavior.
Egos don't count.
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