“Rhode Islands Governor Lincoln Chafee said he would veto a bill that was introduced that would have allowed the residents of Rhode Island to actually vote on whether or not they wanted fake marriage put into law.”
In the last 10 years, the Minnesota Legislature has approved public funding for a new professional baseball and a professional football stadium. Minnesota state law says that the residents of the county in which the stadium is going to be built are allowed to hold a referendum as to whether they want to be taxed.
In both cases, the legislature, after being pressured by the elites, stripped the referendum requirement from the bills - essentially letting the Legislature decide the matter. In both cases, these bills passed thru a GOP-controlled Legislature.
This type of elitist “we are sooo much smarter than you” thinking is not restricted only to the Democrats.
Right. The wormy Republicans are just as bad in many ways. Look at "Republican" Mayor Bloomberg for just one example.