If a politico gets elected, and you find out they lied in the election, should they be immediately Recalled? If someone who ran on an anti-tax platform decides to raise taxes, should they be recalled for fraud?
“According to stats from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the answer would have to be yes, as the number of officials who faced recalls doubled in 2010 from the previous year. Some experts believe that recalls will become just as frequent as ballot initiatives, in that they’ll both be staples of elections as voters look to exercise their ability to hold officials accountable. However, some officials barely get their foot in the door after being elected before they are subject to a spirited recall campaign, which proves costly and disruptive to governing.”
Does government belong to the people or the big donors, big corporations, big unions–or the people? If we own it, why wait four years to kick out a corrupt, lying office holder? Do it now as an example to the rest–lie and you are gone.
June 28, 2011, 01:02 AM