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Omdahl: People want to vote on national issues

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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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