Mar. 26, 2015   36°F   School Closings
Listen Live WCPN / WCLV
Mission 4
Values 1
Values 2
Values 3
Vision 3
Vision 4
Vision 5
Values 4
Values 5
Values 6
Vision 1
Vision 2

Choose a station:

90.3 WCPN
WCLV 104.9

Choose a station:

90.3 WCPN
WCLV 104.9
The Sound of Ideas

Too Much Democracy in Ohio?

Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Tweet
Embed Audio Download MP3 Download MP3 Play Video Watch Video

Ohio's current constitution has been amended 118 times since 1912. It's a process that has brought Ohio everything from term limits and a gay marriage ban to casinos and allowing the sale of colored margarine (1949). State Representative John Domenick says this ballot box legislating is getting out of control. He's proposing future amendments require approval from two-thirds of voters instead of a simple majority. That, he says, would help Ohio avoid the fate of states such as California, that many describe as "ungovernable." Wednesday morning at 9, join host Dan Moulthrop to examine whether constitutional amendments are just too much democracy.




State Rep. John Domenick (D-95)
Jonathan Entin, Professor of Political Science and Law, Case Western Reserve University
Robert Stern, President, Center for Governmental Studies
Bill Cohen, Ohio Public Radio Reporter

Leave a Comment

Please follow our community discussion rules when composing your comments.

Steve Thomas 10:16 AM 2/17/10

The continued alteration of the state consitution is one of several reasons why Ohio has been unable to compete for jobs and economic development programs. This an another example of the poor leadership for the people and businesses of Ohio, which has created confusion instead of opportunity.

eapardee 11:03 AM 2/17/10

For anyone interested in a list of past initiatives, here is a website—


Live Video Stream

Watch the Sound of Ideas live

Watch the Sound of Ideas during the broadcast - view now! Live video stream available during normal broadcast, Mon-Fri, 9-10 AM (EST).


Every weekday at 9:00 AM (EST), The Sound of Ideas reports the news, explains the news, and sometimes makes news. The Cleveland Press Club awarded it “Best Radio Show” in Ohio and thousands daily find it to be an indispensable source of information about what’s most important to Northeast Ohioans.

Interact with The Sound of Ideas

During the show: 216-578-0903 or 866-578-0903
Last Word line: 216-916-6397 or email
Show ideas & comments? Contact Us.

Twitter: @soundofideas


Recently Featured all entries

Air Dates

90.3 WCPN
Weekdays 9:00 AM

The Ohio Channel
Weekdays 9:00 AM

Funding for Ideas & The Sound of Ideas

Funding for Ideas/Sound of Ideas comes from The George Gund Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, Eaton, the George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation, The Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation, and the Nord Family Foundation.