518 Days From Now

Since today is the first Tuesday of the month, I thought I would (gently) point out that it is now 1 year and 5 months to the General Election in 2010.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 folks.

Food for thought. If you think we need more spelled out in the Maryland Constitution than is already there (or is not there at all) about:

Primary Language, Marriage issues, 2 Amendment issues (Shall Carry), Budget transparency, Recall, Term Limits, Abortion rights, Revenue caps, and on and on …

Then you should strongly consider voting YES on the question to have a Constitutional Convention.

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2 Responses

  1. The people in this state seem to be like sheep, or perhaps we are all asleep. We NEED to revisit the Maryland Constitution just to let folks know what is NOT included. When was our last Constitutional Convention held in this state? What are lawmakers afraid of? Term Limits, Budget Transparency, or what?

    • I believe the last time such a Convention was held (or attempted) was back in the ’60’s.
      It is mentioned in the History tab, pretty sure as Governor Tawes was the one who thought it was a good idea at the time.
      Yes, the lawmakers are against the idea since it would upset the status quo and introduce, possibly, mechanisms to make them less prone to political shenanigans. That is the positive spin at least. Other folks are against the idea of a constitutional convention because they fear it opens the possibility of corrupting the state constitution.

      Either way this is “spun” – the media, in particular the Sunpapers, keep recommending NOT to answer YES to this question that appears on the ballot once every 20 years.

      So, yes the folks have forgotten what this is and what it is for – and the electorate and media believe this is way it should remain.

      Obviously, I do not. Hence this site.

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