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hopefully i'm not crossing some sort of ethical boundary, but i thought you might need to be reassured that there's no reason to be fearful of college student's knowledge of the fundamentals of the democratic process.

the following is quoted verbatim from a college-level political science student when asked to expound on the difference between an initiative, a referendum, and a recall. personally, i think it shows stupendous gumption and should be awarded full credit for the effort:

"An initiative is when a president acts on a problem that may overturn the election and the referendum takes these problems and throws them into a fire pit. After they are all burnt up the president the recalls the ashes and sprinkles them from a plane all over america so that we can all have the feeling that we are helping him over turn this evil action and problem. By the way did you know that oxygen masks on planes contain pure O2? The reason for this is that it makes you high so that you accept your fate in the event of an accident. I am sorry that I forgot the answer to this question. But at least I was able to make you laugh while correcting all these papers."
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12/03/2002 10:13:00 PM 0 comments


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