City Charters: A Check and Balance Against Overzealous Lawmaking in a One-Party State: My Column Featured Today in www.FlashReport.org

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Today’s www.FlashReport.org (November 16, 2012) features my column entitled “City Charters: A Check and Balance Against Overzealous Lawmaking in a One-Party State.”

I introduce the issue in this way:

California’s Left has attained its long-desired supermajority in the California State Legislature and solidified its power by effectively nullifying structural checks and balances. Now it’s time for citizens who support economic and personal freedom to start using previously overlooked constitutional protections embedded in the federalist structure of our republic. One of these protections is Article XI of the California Constitution, which allows a city to enact its own mini-constitution, called a charter.

See my extensive reporting on the charter city movement in California.

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