Monday, August 06, 2007
The Recall Begins
I just got an e-mail from James Carr:
The board of election commissioners of Lenawee County met at 1:10 pm this afternoon and approved the clarity of the language of the Walberg Recall Petition. Petitions are at the printer now and the recall will begin as soon as the necessary administrative tasks have been completed.Now comes the gathering of 50,000 or so valid signatures, an incredibly difficult task. However, I've got a feeling that Carr and his supporters will attack the problem with enthusiasm. It'll be interesting to see what happens.
Here's the letter to the editor that Carr sent to several area newspapers explaining his motivations:
To the editor,... And, in the interest of fairness, here's the anti-recall editorial from the Citizen Patriot:
As it is undeniably a Walberg-related story, I'll certainly be reporting on the progress of the recall as it moves forward.
However, just as Walberg Watch will not endorse a candidate in the Democratic primary, this blog will not take a position on the recall effort. I invite my fellow contributors and readers to share their thoughts, both for and against the effort.
UPDATE: The Battle Creek Enquirer has a poll on their website about the Walberg recall. When I checked it just before 1:30PM on August 8th, this is what the result was:
As much as I want him retracted from Congress, this recall is a bad, expensive idea. I've got to agree with the Cit-Pat.
The best and most effective recall will take place in 2008.
More power to Carr, but I feel it's a rather frivlous and duplicitous effort that will go nowhere.
Walberg is 10 times the Congressman that the wimp RINO Schwartz could ever dream of being, and 20 times the twerps Griffin and Simpson are too. At least he stands up for what he believes in. And for all of you who want us out of Iraq so badly, what's your plan to keep us safe from terrorists? Hmmmmm??
This is absurd. While there are grounds to recall him, support of the Iraq War isn't one of them.
I still think he needs to be held accountable for libel and slander of Schwarz in the 06 election. I think there were numerous ethics violations in that race that have never been resolved. Add to the fact that he lied to the people of Calhoun County by claiming he supported the ANG and funding Kellogg Airport, voted against it and took credit for "making it happen."
Ethics has been so dumbed down in this Congress it's pathetic. I agree the best recall effort will take place in 08 at the polls. This will only be a waste of time and line lawyer's pockets with tax-payer money.
What's my plan for keeping us safe from terrorists? (By that, I assume you mean foreign terrorists, as the Unibomber and Timothy McVeigh were definately American through and through.) It's simple, but will take hard work: solve the Israeli-Arab conflict.
Considering that private jets aren't screened, nor are containers, trains and ships, only a fool would think we're any safer because we're involved in a civil war in Iraq.
"But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a parliament or a communist dictatorship ... That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country." - Nazi Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering
I just came across this article from one of the newspaper on capital hill... It lays out Cong. Walberg attorney's case that a recall is not Constitutional (I think it's pretty compelling, personally). Say what you want about Walberg, but I think he was pretty clear about the war in last years elections:
Regarding Walberg's comments that a recall isn't Constitutional...there is nothing in the Constitution preventing a recall, it is not addressed at all. The Constitution is MUTE on the subject. So it can't be unconstitutional.Post a Comment
Lot's of things aren't addressed in the Constitution, and things that weren't addressed were to be left up to the States.
The Constitution and Amendments absolutely prohibits the government from many acts, acts which this Federal monstrosity and current administration ignores daily such as illegal wiretapping, taking of a person's property, and so on. Talk about unconstitutional!!
The Constitution states that Congress makes the laws. What's with the Executive Orders then? As far as I'm concerned, those Orders are unconstitutional, having no force and effect, since the executive office is Constitutionally PROHIBITED from making laws!!
As for Walberg, he's an ass, as was Swartz before him. They are both pro-war, pro-corporation, anti-human (unless extremely wealthy), and anti-every Right that Americans should be enjoying today.
Wake up people, we are living in a nightmare. It's time to stop the warring all over the world, and bring our troops home to actually protect OUR country. Not protect the corporate interests in other countries.
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