Plain Talk: Can’t the People Be Trusted to Vote on Amendments to the Initiated Measure Process?

Proponents of North Dakota’s initiated measure process argue that the will of the people, as expressed at the ballot box, is the ultimate arbiter of political questions. So why then does a group of initiated measure enthusiasts, led by activist Dustin Gawrylow, want to stop the people from voting on amendments to the initiated measure process put on the ballot by the Legislature?

On this episode of Plain Talk, Gawrylow says his proposed amendment is needed because the Legislature might propose changes to the constitution voters would support.

Also, why do we have so much trouble finding good university presidents? Or good U.S. presidents, for that matter?

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