Costume reflects Eyman’s dark side

Can there be an initiative that keeps Tim Eyman from starting up any more initiatives?

I for one won’t rally behind someone who identifies himself with Darth Vader, aka “Evil Antagonist”? As far as a character in an intergalactic saga he is great, but in this perspective I think Mr. Eyman is off his rocker. His intentions may be noble but taking money away from emergency services, schools and social programs would qualify as less than noble to me.

The red flags wave high any time I see Mr. Eyman in the news. I want to believe that the individuals who have families, jobs, accidents and students would want the best services for these people and events in their lives. However, when I see initiative after initiative slowly chip away at the funding for these societal lynchpins while profiting Mr. Eyman financially, it profoundly saddens me.

I won’t be signing petitions for any of Mr. Eyman’s initiatives and encourage all voters to do the same. Stay away from “the dark side” and join the “rebellion.” I really hope George Lucas doesn’t sue me.

Fred Collins


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