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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I understand the visceral responses to this issue-- I'm as protective of my so-called rights to privacy as the next person. But. . . I guess my much-revered high school civics teacher was wrong when he impressed us with the notion that signing a petition to put a measure on the ballot was just that: stating your support that it be put on the ballot-- technically, it's not an indicator of whether the signer AGREES with the intent of the measure. I sign petitions regardless of how I might ultimately vote on the issue b/c I believe that's the underlying driving force behind the democratic process--- the old "let's vote on it and let the chips fall where they may" approach. In that light, it doesn't matter who signs what petition. Have I missed this point in the discussion this mormning? Hopelessly naive?
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