Monday, March 02, 2009

Legislators fear ethics reform, more than they fear voter backlash

If one argued that a "majority" of voters want ethics reform
in the government, one would be understating the amount
of support for real reform.

Far past a majority; the number of voters in favor of reform
reaches near unanimity.

So why is the legislature dragging its feet on ethics reform?

The obvious answer is,
legislators have more to fear from ethics reform, than they
have to fear from voters upset over their deliberate failure
to make even reasonable progress in that reform.

They know we won't do anything, or that we can't do anything
about their deliberate decision to not protect the public interests
by means of real reform.

We have lost control over our representatives in Santa Fe,
and over power and resources that are fundamentally our own.

No comments: