When it comes to election day choosing what candidate to vote for is so much simpler than trying to figure out whether you should support or not support an amendment or policy change. The reason for this is the candidates you can hear and see. The amendments are written by people who, at least to me, appear to be wanting to fool you.

It's gobbledy-gook language when you read it on the ballot.  If you go into the booth and this is the first time you've faced these amendments, you might very well be confused.

The words of Robert Scott at reported by the Louisiana Radio Network. Mr. Scott is President of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana and it appears as though he and I see eye to eye on this confusing language thing.

One thing his group does is try to put confusing verbiage into more layman terms. You know the kind of term that you and I who didn't go to law school can understand. Scott says Amendment One is the one that is most likely to have the biggest impact across the state.

It does not create a new tax or a new revenue.  It simply takes money that would have flowed into the rainy day fund and puts it into a transportation fund.

If you'd like to get a down to Earth explanation of all the amendments on the October 24th ballot you can visit the P-A-R website. They do a very good job of letting you know whether or not a yes vote actually means no or a no vote actually means yes.

Take a few minutes to get familiar with these amendments and make yourself some notes before you enter into the voting booth. Remember, an informed voter is the enemy of bad government.