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Regarding the editorial on Monday, "Are propositions out of control?":

The Arizona Republic claims that with at least 16 initiatives filed with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office, the November ballot could be crowded and "this is far too much of a good thing."

I disagree. The people of Arizona should strongly support the direct democracy use of the initiative and the referendum.

Our nation was built upon the foundation that government is by the consent of the governed.

Arizona is far from having too much direct democracy. In fact, we could use more.

With our votes, we entrust our elected representatives to make decisions in our best interest.

Direct democracy is not used to replace representative democracy but to correct it whenever it becomes unrepresentative of the people — and that’s a good thing.

Bob Haran, Glendale