Reader: Officials' timidity on Amendment 64 explains why we need citizen ballot process

Our post about Governor

John Hickenlooper's opposition to Amendment 64

, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, as well as the responses from the various campaigns, stirred up our commenters. Here's a post from a reader who thinks regular folks are more willing to affect change than are politicians.

Matt in Boulder writes:

"The message here is that Amendment 64 backers shouldn't expect many high-profile Colorado electees to risk their political futures by publicly expressing their support for the act."

So true. That's why we need citizen-led ballot initiatives in the first place. Politicians are too busy pandering to their corporate and union masters to bother enacting the will of the people...

For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.

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