More Proposition 8 lies from the "Yes on 8" campaign
by Chino Blanco, Sat Aug 09, 2008 at 10:04:42 AM EDT
The Yes on 8 side of California's Prop. 8 battle is indignant.
Yet another judge has let them down, this time by refusing to change the Prop. 8 title to suit their campaign.
In response, the Yes on 8 campaign is now distributing this press release that includes this claim:
In a review of the past 50 years of ballot measures, this is the only initiative among 250 initiatives that an Attorney General has assigned a negative verb for its Title & Summary.
I mean, it sounds like it might be true, so let's go back 52 years:
1956 Prop 5: ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ESTABLISHMENTS
Eliminates present provision ...
1956 Prop 16: CIVIL AND CRIMINAL APPEALS
Deletes present time limits ...
And I'm sure there's more. Just run a search at the California Ballot Measures Database.
That said, I suspect that even the "50 years" claim is bogus. For example:
1994 Prop 191: Effective January 1, 1995, eliminates justice courts ...
1996 Prop 199: Phases out local rent control laws ... eliminates controls on rent for space ...
And there's more, but you get the idea.
How stupid do these people think we are?