That’s What He Said

How I’m Voting On California’s Ballot Initiatives/Propositions

Posted in Politics by wolfsbayne on November 4, 2008

Prop 1A- Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act for the 21st Century.

  • For – We need a high speed rail in this country. If there’s any state that needs better public transportation, it’s California. Cost be damned on this one, IMO. Someone has to take the lead.

Prop 2- Treatment of Farm Animals.

  • Against – California law already protects animals. If you want animals raised a certain way, then raise your own or buy your meat from places that you trust.

Prop 3- Children’s Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program.

  • Against – Too costly. Let the hospitals buy their own equipment.

Prop 4- Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor’s Pregnancy.

  • For – I’m a dad. I would want to know if my child was considering an abortion. Bottom line, if I’m the person liable for everything my child does until he/she is an adult, it’s my right to know what sort of care and/or advice they are getting.

Prop 5- Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation.

  • Against – Do the crime. Do the time. Duh!

Prop 6- Criminal Penalties and Laws. Public Safety Funding.

  • For – Revisions to gang related crime law which is completely necessary. Sentences would be increased for gang-related crimes.

Prop 7- Renewable Energy.

  • Against – Too flawed and draconian.

Prop 8- Limit on Marriage.

  • For – Just like the signs in the restaurants that declare “no shoes, no shirt, no service” are for someone who actually walked into the place expecting to get service without shoes and a shirt. These days we need to put up signs for everything, unfortunately. This sign is a permanent “no service” sign for all those who haven’t been paying attention.

Prop 9- Criminal Justice System. Victims’ Rights. Parole.

  • For – Creates more rights for crime victims. Currently, crazy liberal judges and the system can limit the rights of victims and create leniency for criminals. This mandates accountability.

Prop 10- Bonds.  Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy.

  • Against – The prop gives tax dollars to one company, one owned by T. Boone Pickens. Wasn’t he willing to spend his own money to move us “forward”?

Prop 11- Redistricting for voting districts.

  • For – Many people have complained about political gridlock and this prop addresses that by creating new districts to encourage bipartisanship.

Prop 12- Veterans’ Bond Act of 2008.

  • For – The Republican and Democratic parties support this. More loans and assistance for vets is a good thing. Period.