California Supreme Court Rules Against Democracy

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Well, we can see why California is the number one state for people leaving. We have both Newsome and the courts refusing to allow this ballot measure, even after it was approved and had the required number of signatures.

The California Supreme Court ruled on Thursday morning that a ballot measure that would reform how new taxes and tax raises are approved in the state cannot be included on the November ballot.
The initiative, known as the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act, would have made raising or introducing new taxes in the state more challenging, requiring voter approval for any new taxes at the local and state level.
Governor Gavin Newsom, labor leaders and other Democratic leaders were against the measure, with Newsom’s administration and Democratic legislators filing a lawsuit to get it removed from the ballot

The measure was already approved for the ballot, having gathered enough signatures, and was backed by the business community, including the California Business Roundtable, which argued that the proposal was necessary to protect taxpayers in a state they believe is over-taxed.


I'm sure it was also backed by ordinary voters, who were a good part of the signatures. But, no need to let democracy get in the way of the good thing they have going there, despite the exodus from the state.



 
If republicans can gain all three houses in D.C., in the upcoming elections, the pro-republican counties in California, Oregon and Washington can put in for seceding from their current state and create new ones, or as is desired by eastern counties in Oregon, join an adjacent state (Idaho).
The only other solution is for all those that signed the petition to move to friendlier territory.
 
The measure was already approved for the ballot, having gathered enough signatures, and was backed by the business community, including the California Business Roundtable, which argued that the proposal was necessary to protect taxpayers in a state they believe is over-taxed.

The key to that is electing people who won't raise them. The cognitive dissonance in that state is truly a site to behold.
 
If republicans can gain all three houses in D.C., in the upcoming elections, the pro-republican counties in California, Oregon and Washington can put in for seceding from their current state and create new ones, or as is desired by eastern counties in Oregon, join an adjacent state (Idaho).
The only other solution is for all those that signed the petition to move to friendlier territory.
A new state can not form from an old state without the blessing of the old state. WV was unconstitutional but the civil war was on, so it was allowed.
 
Surely there is something in the California state constitution that gives the legislature the primary power to tax. This is the essence of our form of government...REPRESENTATIVE democracy. The Masses are incredibly stupid, as television ratings demonstrate every day.
 

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