Assemblywoman McHose has it a little turned around. We are a representative democracy. We vote for representatives. The original constitution did not call for direct democracy where the people vote on the laws. What our constitution does call for is equal protection--that the rights of minorities are to be protected. In McGee v. The West Virginia State Board of Education, SCOTUS ruled that thre rights of people are not to be put to a vote of the electorate. Loving v. Virginia ruled that marriage is a fundamental right. McHose wrote that women's suffrage was not done by legislative action but by a constitutional ammendment. Does she think we are too ignorant to realize that constitutional amendments are done by legislative actions of all the states' legislatures, not by popular vote? If anything, it is she that doesn't understand how our government works.