ADRIAN WALKER suggests that the income tax rollback passed by
the voters last November be halted, asking "Why can't a referendum ever be repealed?"
("Swift needs to reevaluate,"
He answered that question in a previous column (The will of which people?" March 1),
writing eloquently in defense of another ballot measure: "If only our lawmakers realize this
law (Clean Elections) isn't about the 200 of them. It's about democracy for 6 million of us."
In the March column he referred to "a fundamental principle of democracy -- a choice at the
ballot box." In Massachusetts, we have direct democracy with our initiative petition process,
and the voters chose both clean elections and the income tax rollback at the ballot box.
Columnists, Globe editorial writers, and legislators should honor the will of the people.
CITIZENS FOR LIMITED TAXATION