Prop 187 - Request for Facts

Susan Love Brown (SL_BROWN@ACC.FAU.EDU)
Sun, 27 Nov 1994 15:46:34 -0400

I do not recall seeing the text of Prop. 187 on this list. I, for
one, would never take action without knowing just what it was that i
was taking action against or for. I hear words like "racist" used to
describe this proposition, but I have no way of knowing if that is an
accurate characterization.

By the way, I lived in southern California for 20 years prior to
moving to Florida a little more than a year ago. California has had a
whole host of problems. When I moved there in 1974 it was truly "the
golden state." Californians were living in a dream world where
property values were going to rise forever and there was a surplus in
the treasury. Education was practically free, and everyone kept
telling me how much produce the state as a the whole produced. In
short, I was a lucky person to have moved there. But a few years ago
things started to turn around, and no one seemed to have a simple
answer. Suddenly there was a deficit, and no one knew why. I guess
Californians are disillusioned now, and they act like disillusioned
people everywhere act -- they try to fix the blame.

I do not know where the blame lies. But before people decide one way
or the other about California and Prop 187, let's get some facts!

Susan Love Brown