Beware of ballot measures amending your state’s constitution.
Like Oregon, many states have ballot measures for amending their state’s constitution.
Don’t do it!
Our constitutions are not meant to be trivially fiddled with to reflect everyone’s hot topic of the day or year. Our constitutions are supposed to last forever, with minimal disruption.
The same goes for our nation’s constitution. There have been very few amendments over the years – about ONE change per decade.
Most of today’s ballot measures are being driven by special interest groups, many funded by billionaires. The billionaires even have an amendment proposed in Oregon that will require a 2/3 vote in order to change the revenue. There is no better way to destroy a government than to put such foolish restrictions on addressing their budgets.
But the billionaires and special interest groups don’t care what happens to the state or the country, long term, just so long as they get their way today.
Always vote NO on any ballot measure that changes the constitution unless there is a major and compelling reason to change the constitution forever. Most, if not all the ballot measures would be better addressed at bills and laws, not constitutional amendments.
Just say “why” when being asked to change your state’s or country’s constitution.
And, ALWAYS, just say “no” to billionaires and special interest groups that don’t reflect the people’s needs and best interests.