Voters in Ohio foolishly refused to pass a measure make it harder to pass amendments to the state constitution on Tuesday.
The measure would have increased the number of votes it takes in the legislature to pass an amendment to the state constitution. Republicans backed the measure, dubbed “Issue 1,” to make it harder for abortion activists to enshrine radical abortion allowances in the constitution.
The new rule would have required a 60 percent supermajority to approve changes to the state constitution. Currently, changes need a mere 50 percent to pass.
Leftists flooded the state with millions to
Per Just the News:
The Associated Press called the contest in favor on the opposition, with 59.9% of voters rejecting the proposal as of press time.
Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose, who now is running for U.S. Senate in 2024, had championed the ballot initiative, telling Just the News changing the state’s founding document should require a more serious vote while acknowledging outside money was pouring in from Democrat donors eager to expand abortion rights in the state.
“Ohioans get to make their voices heard in this crucial election to say our Constitution is not for sale to out of state special interests and Ohioans own the Ohio constitution,” he told the Just the News, No Noise television show Monday night.
Ballot measures like Issue 1 have mostly failed in recent years, but recent polling from late July on this measure showed support to be nearly even split.
The only similar effort which has succeeded since 2017 was Proposition 132 in Arizona last year. Proposition 132 raised the threshold to pass ballot measures to 60 percent, but only measures that raise taxes. It also barely passed, getting just 51 percent of the vote, FiveThirtyEight reports.
Republicans said that the measure would help protect the state constitution from a constant stream of changes pushed by activists, and the higher threshold would make it harder to allow massive swings. Democrats, of ourse, pretended that Republicans stood against “democracy.”
The Republicans were right.
Sadly, too many voters were fooled by the Democrat liars.
So, why did I call this “foolish” in the headline? Because the entire original American system of government was geared toward making it a long, intensive, and difficult process to change a constitution. IT is why the U.S. Constitution cannot be easily changed. The founders felt that if the constitution was too easy to change, then the whole system would be at the mercy of temporary swings in mood. And iff the whole system could be changed willy nilly at any time, that would undermine the rule of law.
The founders were right. A constitution should absolutely not be too easy to change. The United States of America is NOT a “democracy,” which is an unstable system ruled by momentary passions of the majority. It is a country ruled by specific morals which are supposed to be undergirded by laws that last for hundreds of years, not months.
Democrats hate, hate, hate this American ideal. That is why they want the ability to easily throw out our traditions, laws, and morals. They want to ability to wipe out our past and rewrite our laws every time they have a new idea, whether it is a good one or not (and it is never a good one).
So, the voters in Ohio made a foolish choice. And new they have empowered the un-American — and un-Ohioan — left to wreck havoc on the state.Commentary