Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Would fewer voters make for better government?

The commission has debated this issue before, and has not been able to agree with the central premise, primarily due to the inherently undemocratic nature of limiting the number of people who can vote.

Jamie White -- a philosopher by trade -- has come up with a different approach...

Jumping off the Cliff with the Governor...

The Commission had heard that NJ Governor Christy's speech to the New Jersey League of Municipalities was good, but had not been able to find it on-line.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock apparently went further than the Commission and tracked it down on NJN and did a partial transcription.

When he was running for Election, Mr. Christy repeatedly said that he wanted to fix the problems he saw, and was not concerned about re-election. So far, he has seemed to keep his word. This speech to the Mayors and Council members could not have been more clear.

It will be interesting to see the continuing choices and impacts reverberate through the state. Will the citizens really appreciate being told that they cannot actually have something for nothing?

Time will tell, and the Commission will be watching.