July 8, 2006 Final solution for election process I’ve heard loons on both side of the Ashland police issue state that we should fire half of the police, depending on which extreme side of the loony moon they’re residing. Now we have

Final solution for election process

I’ve heard loons on both side of the Ashland police issue state that we should fire half of the police, depending on which extreme side of the loony moon they’re residing. Now we have a loon wanting to fire the electorate, the mayor who was elected by the people, mainly for his decision on a police matter.

It doesn’t stop there. The fellow who is leading the charge to dispel the will of the people wants to be elected to be a representive on the council. He can’t wait for the next fair election for mayor, and he can’t wait to get paid for joining a system he scorns. If we all just voted people in and out whenever the wind shifted, this kind of day trading would soon bankrupt our society of any sense of order in government. It’s bad enough such nonsense happens at all, but we do not have to encourage it.

It’s bad enough when 49 percent of the people have good reasons for being disappointed in the will of 51 percent of the people (who actually vote), but it’s worse when we try to overthrow the system that gives us a chance to educate the populace to try to change policies at the next bona fide election.

While I’m at it, let’s drop “political correctness” and address this fellow’s qualifications for office. He lives in a tent and his prime motivation to get the mayor out and himself in is to address some grievances with not having the elected officials act on his wishes.

Remember how the nation called into question the qualifications of George Herbert Walker Bush to lead the country when he didn’t know the price of milk?Both this fellow and Bush are out of touch with the people, even if for extremely different reasons. This fellow too now has to offer a hell of a lot more to convince anyone that he can deal with most of the City’s affairs dealing with taxation, budgeting, encouraging enhancement of the general welfare of all citizens, and respecting the system he seeks to have pay him as a servant of the people. It takes a lot of homework not all that glamorous, if the job it to be done well at all. A person’s past experiences and life choices are a good, albeit not absolute, guide to having gained any wisdom to guide decision-making in such positions.

I cannot defend reasons made by many to elect most officials, but I defend the process that leads to their election. In the absence of clearly impeachable actions, I consider it an act of political terrorism to try to overthrow our democratic principles of fair elections, which includes the right as well as responsibility of elected officials to do their jobs.

This fellow has a cost-free option, not a requirement, to vote once and only once at each election, and he has the freedom of speech, for which we all should be grateful, but I do not see that anyone who stands for abuse of the election process deserves the leverage associated with being a representative in any government.

Lester Ingber



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