Our very way of life is under attack by some anarchists and other radical groups in today’s society. There’s a huge movement afoot throughout the U.S. to destroy our economic system.
We became the strongest, largest, and longest lasting form of government known to man, based on our free, capitalistic economic system of supply and demand, and competition. This system has recently been attacked in New York City (and several other metro areas throughout the country) by radicals who admit openly that they want to destroy our capitalistic way of life. Violence too, emerged along with the riots on Oct. 6.
I would hate to think that having paid for my college education, raised six children (who are also all college graduates), and earned my retirement would all have gone to waste without our capitalistic economic system. This insanity must be stopped!
Now, it’s not too much of a stretch to equate this craziness to Wisconsin’s recent recall elections. This action too, became carried away by culling out those elected officials simply for doing the jobs they were elected to do.
I thank Rep. Kevin Petersen for co-sponsoring the LRB 2636 Bill to “Recall The Recalls.” If passed, this madness will end. If a serious charge occurs that is deemed malfeasant or misfeasant, a recall is surely justified, but to recall an elected public official for no such serious action is ridiculous.
And, think of the unintended consequences that may occur if these trivial recalls become more popular in the future. Not to mention the huge cost to taxpayers if they continue (the recent recall elections cost $2.1 million), don’t you think that we may create a monster we cannot live without, namely making it increasingly difficult to find qualified people willing to run for public office in the first place? It’s tough and costly enough to run for office every few years as it is, not to mention virtual continual election campaigns. How can elected public officials do their job properly if they are forced to run a non-stop political campaign?
We need LRB 2636 passed.