I-432 Is Important

Initiative 432, if enacted, would give common citizens a better opportunity to gain leadership positions in government and it would make uncontested elections far less likely; uncontested in the sense that only one person's name is on the ballot, usually the incumbent. Mark Greene and the Party of Commons unfortunately are not making much progress, with only 4 months left, to get a quarter million signatures to bring this issue to the forefront. We are fighting an image problem, however, because there is a widespread misconception about the word "common," which does not mean unintelligent, or unread, or unsophisticated, a few of several negative stereotypes associated with this word. It means of or relating to the whole community, which gives this word an inclusive meaning.

Therefore, the Party of Commons has an inclusive philosophy and cares about providing for the whole, not just exclusive sections of our society. Although most people, if not all, associate themselves or one or more groups that they belong to as standing on one of many pedastals in our society, which may be well deserved through our own concerted efforts, we nonetheless are called upon by ethics & conscience as well as self-interest to improve the commons.

[revised on same day as first posted]

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