My Dad did not agree with my thoughts on the Recall Vote- see his email below.
I disagree 100% with Dad. For starters, there is a recall every 4 years. The founding fathers would not be proud, they deliberately created a representative democracy, not a true democracy. The Federalist Papers warn of mob-rule (I know Dad I still have your copy, I should give it back to you to re-read). Remember that the founding fathers did not trust the electorate (only white males at the time) the Senate was not even elected, but appointed! They did not trust the electorate, why should I. Plus I have 230 years of history to judge the electorate by.
I do not support referendum and initiative, just look at Switzerland trying to vote to enter in the UN, enough said.
From: Albert J Forte
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2003 9:14 AM
To: Stephen Forte
you have spent too much time at high altitude. Our founding fathers would be
proud of caliiiiiifornia.
Only 4 recalls and one succesful in 40 years. Comparing this to 9/11 is
rediculous. when did you lose faith in the electorate. Jefferson would love
this. The voters want recall on the books. I also support referendum and
initiative. Get some sleep ; you are nuts.
A little direct democracy once in a while might shake up the flow of special
I dare you to print this reply on your blog