* Re "Cure for the Initiative," editorial, Nov. 5: Prior restraint remedies like constitutionality tests and ballot argument reviews as fixes for the initiative process raise the question of who is going to perform these tests. The existence of neutral parties, even in the judiciary, is a fantasy.
The major concern is that any changes would be used to keep initiatives off of the ballot altogether. Most issues dealt with by initiatives would never have been addressed by the state Legislature and would probably have been kept off of the ballot as initiatives if they had a prior-restraint vehicle. Term limits, campaign finance reform, racial preference reform and property tax limitations are a few examples.