The citizens of the "Free State" have clearly demonstrated their constitutional right to petition to referendum legislation enacted by the General Assembly that they feel is contrary to the will of the majority ("Political map is headed for vote," July 12).

Now that three controversial issues will be determined by the voters, you can rest assured that the governor, the legislative leadership and their Democratic puppets in both houses who feel they know what is best for voters will be conspiring to change the number of signatures required to petition laws to referendum and how they are submitted.

They really do not trust Abraham Lincoln's words about government "of the people, by the people and for the people," nor his ultimate confidence in the people as the final authority over their nation's destiny.

Chuck Marks, Perry Hall