CA Gov. Jerry Brown: "We the People are Sovereign"


When it comes to taxes, but apparently not gay marriage:

In making his case for a public vote on taxes Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown made an interesting reference to a line in the state constitution: "All political power is inherent in the people." It is in Article II, Section I, a part of the constitution related to laws on the initiative, referendum and recall process.

"It's a question of who's sovereign in this country and in this state," Brown said Wednesday. "It's we the people. In fact, California says, in the initiative part of the constitution, ultimate legislative authority rests with the people of California. And I'll take my case to them."