Proposal 2 backers don't want you to participate in the political process.
Proposal 2 is dangerous to the way in which we engage our political system.
‘Voters Not Politicians’ are a fraudulent front for outside interests. While pretending to solve gerrymandering, it actually makes it worse, adds cost to state government, and in the process prevents participation in the process of voting and campaign efforts.
It is bad for ALL parties though it is primarily being pushed by progressive interests from out of state.
Please share the video series broadly so that we can avoid the disaster that is proposal 2.
Another compelling reason to leave Michigan's constitution intact.
Michigan’s Proposal 2 of 2018 is purposefully exclusionary.
Writers of proposal 2 do not want anyone with political knowledge to directly participate in the process of designing political districts. Perhaps it makes it easier to control the process of those doing it?
Experience is apparently a bad thing.
It leaves me wondering a little. If a person who had no concept of how plumbing worked was to design your home’s piping scheme, how happy might you be with the result when the water is finally turned on?
Please share with all your skeptical friends, instructing them to pass along as well.
Greg McNeilly, and the DeVos funded Freedom fund were unusually quiet. The all-things-go except true equality “Freedom Fund” was silent on the issue, offering no opinion, no support, or any insight where it stands with regard to racial preferences. Apparently, this influential, well financed, political advocacy group had no qualms about the state constitution being squashed by activist judges.
The overturning of the Sixth Circuit Court may have positive impact on other Michigan imperatives.
The US Supreme Court decision today was probably an easy one.
In a 6-2 ruling. (see KG’s article for a link) the court upheld the ban enacted by Michigan voters in 2006; Proposal 2, the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative. Race shall NOT be used in admission policies in our colleges and public institutions, or for purposes of employment or contracting through government. From the Detroit News
The ruling championed the right of the voters to set policy in writing their own state constitutions.
“Perhaps, when enacting policies as an exercise of democratic self-government, voters will determine that race-based preferences should be adopted. The constitutional validity of some of those choices regarding racial preferences is not at issue here,” Kennedy wrote. The decision here “is simply that the courts may not disempower the voters from choosing which path to follow.”
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, who appealed the appeals court ruling, hailed the justices decision.
That was a free promo, Bill. Lets start working on the next battle shall we? – JG
There is no doubt Michigan’s Attorney General carried this one across the finish line, but the argument was simple on a number of levels.