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Unfortunately there is no mechanism such as the referendum in the U.K., unless I am mis-informed. Properly used, they can be wonderful checks on abuse of power. That, in fact, should be their chief use, instead of substitutes for legislative action, as has become the case in California.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Mar 8th, 2010 at 05:14:08 PM EST
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