Saturday, January 20, 2007

Letter to the Washington Blade

Democracy in action
Re: “Why I like Mike” (op-ed by Julie Enszer, Jan. 12)
Julie got it almost right: Gravel’s National Initiative would add direct democracy, but it doesn’t replace representative democracy, which would stay the same. The Swiss (who’ve had national ballot initiatives since 1848) call this “co-determination”  — works for couples, too!

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