Popular opinion isn't always right

January 11, 2014 

I guess I'm skeptical of a lot of polling procedures, but why is it that random samplings are the impetus behind a lot of recent legislation?

Supposedly, according to media reports, the majority of the country is behind same-sex unions, legalization of pot, amnesty, separation of church and state, and abortion. I fail to see how the will of the people is being accomplished by the courts and a power-hungry body of legislators imposing their lack of morals on the country as a whole.

Why were none of these issues brought up to the voters? Were liberals afraid that the truth would come out? The voters of Utah voted to protect the sanctity of marriage, but the court system overruled the will of the people.

We've only seen the tip of the iceberg to the cannabis problem as I see it. We have entities that handle the sale of marijuana who are essentially cash-only businesses due to the fact that they cannot use the banking system, according to federal regulations. That, my friend, is a recipe for corruption.

We can't use our cell phones and drive, yet we can smoke a joint. Unreal. I say we let the voters decide how they want society to function. That is democracy, after all.

James J. Price

Coulterville

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