Somehow, with all the strange, otherworldly people standing for office in American elections Tuesday, one ballot measure has not received quite the enormous importance that it deserves.
No, I am not thinking of Proposition 19 in California, the one supported by significant members of the tech world, the one that hopes to legalize the sale of marijuana.
This ballot measure, addressed to voters in Denver, is called Initiative 300 and it is adorned by perhaps the most ridiculous question ever asked in a political campaign: "Are you ready for the truth?" The truth that proponents of this measure want to access is the one that describes what is already known about people from outer space.
The campaign's site declares something rather interesting: "Over 400 government, military, and intelligence community witnesses have testified to their direct, personal, first-hand experience with UFOs, ETs, ET technology, and the cover-up that keeps this information secret."
I can understand why those in power might not wish to immediately reveal encounters with folks from the dark beyond, but why wouldn't they choose to use ET technology in order to, say, eliminate enemies or make perfect lattes?
After all, some retired pilots recently declared that they had witnessed UFOs knocking out nukes.
AOL News reported that the progressive Denver initiative, if passed, will commit Denver City Council to setting up a seven-person committee that will be bound to publish on a special Web site everything that is known about them up there and their technology. Equally, Denver folks down here will be able to post their own information and sightings.
Jeff Peckman, an entrepreneur who's into clean energy and holistic health, told AOL News: "There could be some good things that come from ET contact and some negatives. We need to figure out if there are possible business opportunities or medical treatments that could come from them."
You might be readily fascinated by the medical opportunities. For myself, if I were residing in Denver, I would naturally be mesmerized by the idea of doing business with little people whose mouths bubble with a strange foam.
You might wonder why Denver might be the place that begins to force its leaders to reveal America's contact with outer spatials. Could it be because Denver is a little closer physically to up there?
Peckman's explanation to AOL News was a charming one: "Denver was the first U.S. city to set up a trade office with China. So there is some vision and independent thinking here as well as a highly educated workforce."
Tuesday will show just how broad Denver's independent thinking might be. Surely every responsible resident of Denver should immediately vote for one of the most progressive initiatives ever placed before the voting public.
This is perhaps one of the only "no lose" votes that anyone can cast. If the city of Denver manages to reveal mind-blowing information about space people who actually have the technology to blow minds from millions of miles away and put them back together again, society as a whole can only benefit.
I fully expect Coloradans to stand behind this measure. Within weeks, perhaps days, we will all avail ourselves of lightsabers far superior than any we can currently order online.
We will also hopefully grasp in two hands the ability to transport ourselves within milliseconds to places thousands of miles away. That way, we can spend days at work, lunchtimes on the beach and evenings at that lovely molecular biology restaurant just south of Pluto.