2008 California State Propositions

2008 California State Propositions

So it seems Californians:

  1. want a high speed train (this sounds good, but i somehow imagine tickets will initially be so expensive that hardly anyone will use it, plus i can also imagine it will take forever for any of this to become a reality)
  2. don’t like confining farm animals (i can see the price of veal, pork, and eggs going up once this goes into effect)
  3. want to improve children’s hospitals (they’re our future, better make sure they’re healthy)
  4. don’t want to force minors to wait to get an abortion until 2 days after the Dr told their parents (the fact a minor is having a kid so young probably means they need more involvement from their parents, but the parents voted and said they don’t care if their kids have kids so young)
  5. think nonviolent drug possession criminals already have enough (if it went the other way, there’d be less potheads in state prison)
  6. think police & law enforcement don’t need more money (if it went the other way, bad criminals would stay in prison longer)
  7. don’t really care about switching over to renewable energy (this just benefited privately owned utilities companies, awesome)
  8. don’t want same sex marriages (so much that they’re gonna change the state constitution, which is even more awesome than #7)
  9. think victim safety should be consideration for bail or parole (once you’re in CA state prison, it’s gonna be harder to get out)
  10. don’t care about alternative fuel vehicles or renewable energy (this is in direct conflict with #1, especially since CA claims 50% of the top 10 smoggiest cities list)
  11. think the state needs to be re-districted (yeah, this seems real important, but i guess they do it every 10 years)
  12. think Cali veterans should get farm and home aid (will provide state-backed loans for veterans’ farm and home purchases)

I didn’t vote, so I can’t complain. But I did find it interesting on the things people believe in and how some of them are conflicting. What it comes down to is this, Californians care more about farm animals and the private lives of gays & lesbians than they do about underage abortions and forcing businesses to be a part of the energy/pollution crisis (vs deterring the crisis with something that is destined for failure).

CA State Propositions: http://www.smartvoter.org/2008/11/04/ca/state/prop/