Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day 2008

I don't think that things will go well for the GOP today, either in California or across the country. But anyway, here's how I voted on the major candidates and propositions.

Prop. 1A High Speed Rail Bond. NO - another public construction boondoggle waiting to happen. this only funds the beginning of the project. they'll be coming back for years to ask for more.
Prop. 2 Farm Animals. NO - they're food, not pets. We already have health and safety laws. This will just raise the price of food that already has gone up way too much.
Prop. 3 Hospital Bond. NO - Why use taxpayer funds for private hospital corporations?
Prop. 4 Parental Notification. YES - Children can't get an appendix out without parental notification. Why should this be different?
Prop. 5 Non-violent drug offenses. NO - we needn't go easy on drug offenders.
Prop. 6 Police and Law Enforcement Funding. YES - tough call, but it prohibits the release on bail of violent illegal aliens, though I don't much like the spending aspect of the prop.
Prop. 7 Renewable Energy Subsidies. NO - As much as it is appealing to slow down California's move towards imposed alternative energy use, this isn't the way to do it. It raises electricity prices.
Prop. 8 Defense of Marriage Act. YES - No brainer. If gay activists want to change the law, they need to convince a majority of Californians to do so. they shouldn't be permitted to go to court and find four liberal activist judges to overturn the will of 60% of the voters. Prop 8 restores democracy to California.
Prop. 9 Parole Reform. YES - victim's rights bill.
Prop 10 Fuel Subsidies. NO - If you want a Prius, fine by me. But I shouldn't have to pay for it. We don't need to be subsidizing people's transportation choices.
Prop 11 Redistricting. YES - voters should choose their politicians, not the other way around.
Prop 12 Veterans Bond Act. YES - it helps veterans purchase homes nad doesn't cost a dime.