A voter wrestles with State Questions
Fri, 10/21/2016 - 5:52pm
Wanting to fulfil my privilege and responsibility as a voter, I have taken a very close look at this election’s state amendments. Several seem to have created a surprising amount of tension (not unlike our primary election) so I want to be very careful to weigh both sides of each question before casting my own vote. We have all heard perspectives from both sides of each State Question and it has actually been to our advantage as voters to have each position on the questions presented so clearly and, yes, passionately. A cautionary response, however, should be made against passion that clouds good, clear scrutiny of all the issues at stake. This includes those issues hidden from any casual consideration. The nuances can be legally deadly.