Signs of the Times
Said John, "Signing the petition for 'reversion' and the petition for 'referendum before reversion' are not inconsistent with one another."
At the same time, he also believes that complicated issues like reversion "are not conducive to referendum. They lead to 'whimocracy,' like what you've got in California. A decision this complicated is simply not appropriate for referendum. That's why we have elected officials" (Daily Progress, November 22, 1996).
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