Jon Caldara
Jon Caldara

While pushing her bill to end the death penalty through the legislature, state Rep. Jeni Arndt refused to let the issue go to a public vote, you know, where you and I would have a direct say on it.

Why? Because, as she said, “We (legislators) are the people.”

Funny. I was taught that we the people were the people. But I went to an underfunded Catholic school, so I probably got it wrong.

This kind of legislative arrogance makes us Coloradans love our right to the citizens initiative. The Colorado Constitution is very clear — we, the non-elected citizens of Colorado, can also act as the legislature, equally empowered to change the law, change the state constitution, even.

In retort to Arndt, you got it wrong. We people are the legislature, not the other way around

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