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READERS REACT: TAKING ISSUE WITH TIMES' STANDS : Note: Many letters writers support our views; many do not. In the spirit of vigorous discussion of the issues, here is a selection of letters that disagrees with us. : Term Limits: PROPS. 131, 140

November 04, 1990

"We Can't Run Government on Auto-Pilot" (Commentary, Oct. 24) says entrenched legislator Mike Roos, who rues the day Props. 131 and 140 proved popular enough to qualify for the ballot. I wouldn't be surprised if his ghostwriter was Willie Brown.

"Our political system works," remarks Roos. And it does--for legislators well-protected from the winds of democracy by gerrymandering and lobbyists' loot.

"If legislators fail on the job . . . get rid of them." Sounds like a "double-dog dare" given the twin fortresses of fecund funds and gross gerrymandering. "Work. Mobilize. Organize. Demonstrate." Really, Mike? Sounds more like an insider's taunt than a practical political prescription.

Why not "go directly to go"--and give these career politicians that message by voting for Props. 131 and 140?

JOHN CARL BROGDON

Long Beach

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