While you may “spin” the ballot measure as the measure of last resort, it is worth noting, I believe, a few things in order to draw some context. First, in 24 of the states in the Union, this is not even an option. Second, since we are here in California, let’s consider the context of transparency and its implications on the level of awareness of the average voter. It just so happens that California gets an “F” when it comes to transparency. And so is a rather interesting trend, California once again may well be leading the nation as a sort of “canary in the coal mine”, by allowing us a glimpse into our future of governance. Read: I have seen the future and it is murder. Also, I think that it is worth observation also that the “Howard Jarivs Crowd” were, 40 years ago, quite eager to use such instruments. However, now that the demographics are changed so dramatically (the old, white, conservative men are dying off, finally), they have a change of heart. Gosh, go figure, right?