California Democrats want unions to elect city councils and county civil service

@Taskr36 (13928)
United States
July 7, 2011 11:25am CST
It always bugs me that Democrat and Democracy have the same roots. Now in California Democrats are showing exactly how much they despise democracy. Instead of letting voters choose their representatives in city councils and county civil service commissions, they are pushing a bill that would allow unions to CHOOSE, half the people that would be on the city councils and civil service commissions. That means you're vote is meaningless. Half of the power would always be in the union's hands and all they'd ever need is to lure one vote to their side to have the majority. It baffles me that anyone who is not a flat out criminal would ever support this garbage. http://www.foxnews.mobi/scitech/quickPage.html?page=38321&content=53490252&pageNum=-1
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• United States
8 Jul 11
I don't think that unions should elect them, I think that the people should elect them. People who live in the cities and counties should vote for their city council or county civil service members. I am a voting Democrat and I wouldn't want unions to have that kind of power.
@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
8 Jul 11
I don't think any honest citizen would want unions to have that power. Every citizen deserves the right to vote and for that vote to be equal to every other individual. Since city councils govern a much smaller population than presidents and governors your votes mean a whole lot more.
@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
8 Jul 11
There is no way in hell I will ever believe this is constitutional, either by the U.S. constitution or the California state constitution. If this passes, I sincerely hope someone there challenges it, for their state's sake. And if it passes and can't be challenged, I hope California secedes before a foul cancer like that catches on in the rest of our states.
@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
8 Jul 11
Yeah, I can't imagine it being legal either. It's just scarey to me that ANYONE aside from obviously corrupt unions could ever dream of supporting this. How could anyone just want to give up the right to vote in their elected city council members?
• United States
7 Jul 11
Shows how easy it is to corrupt lower level governments. For as much as people hate a big Federal government, this shows the dangers in microgoverning to be far worse.
@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
7 Jul 11
Are you kidding me? California is the biggest government there is outside the feds and one of the biggest governments on the planet. It's not the lower level governments that are corrupted, but rather the democrats at the state level that are trying to do the corrupting. Now the plus side is that it's only a state issue. California is a state that's been self-destructing at the hands of democrats in the state legislature for some time now. Many people have already abandoned the state and if this goes through I expect to see more fleeing California for states that are run better.
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
7 Jul 11
O M G !!!
• United States
7 Jul 11
I'm sure the state government collects the mandatory dues for them too! Can anyone say stranglehold?