The 3 ballot questions this election are as follows:
- Question 1: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information -- a yes vote would require car/truck manufacturers to provide owners, & independent repair shops access to the same electronic information that is now only allowed by the manufacturers dealerships. Starting with '15 models, manufacturers would be required to provide this information for a reasonable fee, or be prohibited from selling said vehicle in MA. The manufacturer would be required to provide said info for '02-'14 vehicles as well. This is the FIRST proposed law by the state of Massachusetts that I have EVER agreed with 100%. If I'm expected, and with the state inspections systems - FORCED - to buy a new vehicle, I damn well better be able to fix the thing on my own if I so choose. A NO vote will leave things as is.
Question 2:Prescribing Medication to End Life -- A yes vote would allow a licensed physician to prescribe medicine to a terminally ill patient that would end his/her life. I don;t know about you, but allowing the government to control this decision is NOT a good idea in my book. I believe Obamacare already has that one covered anyway ...
Question 3: Medical Use of Marijuana -- a yes vote would make MA like CA, in that it would eliminate criminal & civil penalties for the medical use of pot. This I couldn't really care less about. If people want to smoke, let em smoke. It's a deeper issue than that, but with all that's going on today it's not one of significant importance in my life.
I was going to scan and post the contents of each question ... but question 2 is like 7 pages long, and I don't have all day to scan this thing here. I'll scan the automotive question, Question 1, since that's my main motivation to post this here.