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Omdahl: People want to vote on national issues


Founding Father James Madison would turn over in his grave if he knew what the American people were thinking about his premise that legislation should pass through a Congress whose wisdom would determine the public good.

The Gallup polling organization recently found that 68 per cent of the people favor a nationwide popular vote on issues if a sufficient number of citizens signed petitions. Republicans, independents and Democrats all gave the proposal strong support.

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Lloyd Omdahl
Omdahl is former North Dakota lieutenant governor and a retired University of North Dakota political science teacher.