Re "Editorial: An incomplete victory for equal rights" (The Swarm, June 26): Regardless of one's opinion about Proposition 8, the basis of the decision should alarm all Californians. It says proponents had no standing to sue to defend it when the state refused to. The people have no rights, only the state. Is that democracy?
One hundred years ago, corruption and political elitism in this state were so rampant that the people instituted the initiative process to give the people a means to by-pass politicians and create laws that the political elite would not.
Now the Supreme Court is invalidating this. Apparently, we the people do not have the right to create a law that the political elite disagree with. Is it any wonder that people are becoming radicalized, have lost faith with the political process, distrust government, and do not vote.
-- Bill Jurkovich, Citrus Heights