Super Majority
November 5, 2005 (letter to Lansing State Journal)



This probably did not get printed - not as submitted, anyway.

The Enemies of Democracy are at it again.

Republican legislators have proposed an amendment to the state constitution to require a “super majority” - as many as two-thirds of lawmakers - for passage of any tax increase. That is the same as saying it will take only one-third of them to stop an increase in state spending.

I don’t really want to pay more taxes, but I do believe in democracy and I can’t imagine what the word means if not majority rule.

If the amendment is passed, the people of this state will have turned over control of their lives to a small minority of fat rich white guys.