Who is sovereign in our country, government or We the People who employ that government?
Progressives like Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D) seem to think that it’s government.
It’s [having referendums] probably been made a little too easy. There was a requirement that required 50,000 actual physical signatures. Because of the Internet that has been so easy to do electronically, that the legislature probably needs to revisit that.
Maryland radio station WBAL chimes in, reporting that:
Critics of the process say that a group of opponents can use the referendum process to overturn legislation they don’t like[.]
Yeah—it’s terrible that a questionable government act should be put to the government’s employer for approval or rejection. Remember, while it may take a small minority to force the government to submit to the will of its employer, it still takes a majority of that employer to overrule their employee. And if that majority does so, it’s an entirely appropriate exercise of the People’s sovereign authority.