I did vote, along with a lot of other Coloradans. That's how TABOR got passed. I'm not generally in favor of a majority vote to determine anything other than elected officials, but as it has been shown time and time again that votes are bought by politicians who continuously promise government handouts, usually by lying about what the actual costs will be and then wanting to raise taxes on so-called wealthy so they can redistribute it to the 'less fortunate', it was nice not to have to constantly combat liberals picking my pocket every year and just live my life. But electing officials is never enough for liberals if those officials don't vote the right way, like I said. Instead they are like children throwing a tantrum whenever they don't get their way, and use any and all means possible, legal or not, to obstruct those laws.
As far as "gay marriage" goes, I have no right that a gay person does not. I personally don't think government should be involved in marriage in any way, what is government's purpose? To provide tax benefits or tax breaks to married/unmarried people? To give tax breaks to people who have children? I don't have any children, never will. Why should I pay for someone else's kids? If you want to have children, it is your responsibility to raise them, educate them, turn them into decent adults, not mine, and surely not the governments.
Your attitude reflects your ignorance, not only of me because of your assumption that I didn't vote when I lived in Colorado, but because you think government is somehow the solution instead of the problem.
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government …”
This means the federal government will present itself to each state as a republican form of government, not that the federal government has the right to intrude itself into each state and determine which laws are acceptable to it. Of course, it does that anyway, usually by blackmailing states into subservience by withholding the redistribution of wealth it has taken from the country's producers so it can buy votes by giving it to the unproductive.
Liberals love to spout the U.S. Constitution when they find a tidbit that they think will support their argument for whatever legal action they are bringing to challenge anything that they don't like, but then conveniently ignore the U.S. Constitution when laws are passed that they agree with. Tell me, where in the U.S. Constitution does it say the government should be teaching our children, or telling Boeing that they can't build a plant in South Carolina because unions in Washington State don't like it, etc. The list goes on and on and on.
I lived in Colorado most of my life and one of the nicest things about it was that government couldn't just keep raising taxes so they could spend the thievery on their pet projects. When are people going to wake up and realize that people have an insatiable desire to have things provided for them as long as somebody else is paying for it. We are like children in our mother's shopping cart reaching out for every shiny package on the shelves and screaming loudly when we don't get it. Someone has to be the adult and say no, and the people of Colorado acted as adults 20 years ago when they passed TABOR. If people have a problem with TABOR, they have every right to put it on the ballot again, but just like the liberals in Wisconsin, who are using legalities to try to undo things that were done by their elected officials, instead of taking it to the people for a vote, liberals in Colorado are trying to find liberal judges to legislate from the bench. Of course for liberals, just having a debate is not enough, usually because they have no rational argument to support their position, but rather they have to include personal attacks, as can clearly be seen in this posting by Hazlehurst.
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