Berkey: Unscrupulous signature gatherers at work

VOTERS BEWARE: It's that time again when unscrupulous people, who are trying desperately to put certain propositions on the June or November ballots, and aren't particular about the methods used to obtain the qualified signatures.

Case in point: In front of Wal-Mart in Clearlake, a gentleman was collecting signatures for a Victim Rights Bill, but beneath his clip board he had hidden another petition which was much more controversial. We had a rather heated argument with him that if he truly believed that marriage should only be between a man and woman he should be out front and specific about the second petition.

So voters beware, be sure you know what you're signing.

Bill Berkey lives in Clearlake.