Personally, I feel that while recall is a worthwhile option, it takes too long for me. Politicians who hide and refuse to perform their duties like the jacka**es in Wisconsin and Indiana should be removed from office immediately for dereliction of duty. In other words, I want them to face the repercussions of their actions now.
The Wisconsin 14 started a trend. In the state of Indiana, Progressives went AWOL today to avoid a vote on legislation deemed unfavorable by Progressives.
The American people must squash this nasty trend by those who have forgotten that they who work for us before this goes any further.
“By refusing to even participate in Senate proceedings, the 14 AWOL Senate Democrats are imperiously rejecting the democratically expressed will of the people.
Anti-democracy demonstrators who have mobbed the state capitol to impair the state legislature’s proceedings chant, also imperiously, ‘This is what democracy looks like.’ The chant is imperious because it implies that the state and local government workers comprising the demonstrators embody superior democratic legitimacy over the vote of the people of the state.
What those state and local government workers are doing in the state capitol in Wisconsin is not what democracy looks like. It is what mob rule looks like.
What democracy looks like is what the Wisconsin Tea Party should now do to the 14 AWOL Democrat state legislators. The Wisconsin Constitution explicitly grants voters the power to recall and remove from office those anti-democracy Democratic state senators. The state Constitution provides,
’The qualified electors of the state, of any congressional, judicial, or legislative district, or of any county may petition for the recall of any incumbent elective officer after the first year of the term for which the incumbent was elected, by filing a petition with the filing officer with whom the nomination petition to the office in the primary is filed, demanding the recall of the incumbent.’
Of the 14 missing Democrat state senators, at least half would be subject to immediate recall this year, maybe more. While efforts to recall U.S. senators under such state law provisions have been subject to legal controversy, there is no controversy about the authority of voters to recall state senators under such provisions.”I
The Corner is reporting this evening that Republicans are fast finding that there is more than one way to handle the Wisconsin 14’s dereliction of duty.
“State senators who miss two or more session days will no longer get paid through direct deposit. They’ll have to pick up their checks in person on the Senate floor during a session.”
Said measure would apply to paychecks, per diem checks, and any expense reimbursements. The AWOL jacka**es would have to collect their checks from the Senate majority leader.
Nothing would please me better than to hear these jacka**es bray…for starters.