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May 04, 2010

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Someone on the SJ named DyJon ardently defends the DA and says you must think people stupid if think that was an official letter.

There are jobs that require the person to maintain a high level of credibility and impartiality. These are jobs where the job and the person are indistinguishable to all but the most subtle of ethical, legal and political parsers.

DyJOn went on to say that what the DA did was ok because of what the "left-leaning" legislature did when they crafted the statements for Measures 65 & 66.

Ours is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. We all accept that as a truism, until we mount an attempt such as 24-292. What we find is that the truism is a myth, especially when it comes to the final clause. Of the people and by the people are necessary to have a government "for the people."

The Chamber, in their hubris, reads the statement to be "government of the people, by the people, and for the Chamber" The importance of the measure increases with everything the Chamber says. However hard they try, they seek to insure a government that is for the Chamber.

The letter from John Zelinski in yesterday's paper shows how the Chamber draws in well-meaning people to serve as fronts for the tactics they are using against supporters of the Measure.

One of their tactics many of us miss is how they use assumptions as facts. Even the DA's letter does this. We want conclusions (it is good or bad) drawn from evidence, not from assumptions.

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