Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Why I Can't be a Democrat

Here's a letter to the editor in today's MP Daily News. It illustrates one of the MAJOR problems with the Democratic Party and most especially with the local loonie lefties who constitute its rank and file.

The first thing that strikes me is that the courts should only be available to contest issues in which "a majority of votes determines an issue" and then in the very same sentence state "any attempt to overturn the results should be taken only when the outcome of the vote does not truely represent the will if its citizens." I feel sort of like the AFLAC duck after he hears what Yogi has to say. How does a majority vote not reflect the will of the citizens?

The rest of the letter is just a rehash of the usual lies and drivel but it's nice to see the idiots reveal themselves by signing the Party's name to the letter.



Time to drop lawsuit
The Latah County Democratic Party believes that in a democratic society when a majority of votes determines an issue, any attempt to overturn the result should be taken only when the outcome of the vote does not truly represent the will of its citizens.
The suit against the successful Moscow School District levy does not meet that criterion.
Additionally, the effect of the suit has already caused harm to students because the district has been forced to shift dollars to meet mandated needs, resulting in a loss of high school teaching positions, as well as class sections of music, art and foreign language, despite a projected rise in enrollment for next year.
Corresponding adjustments also were made in the other district schools.
Had he who brought the suit and those who support him raised their legal questions prior to the levy, they could have been considered in a timely manner. However, Gerald Weitz deliberately chose to wait.
We urge Weitz to drop this unnecessary litigation and to present his case to the legislators from District 6.
If steps need to be taken to clarify the law they can be addressed during the coming legislative session without further harm to the students in Moscow School District.
Corinne Hunter, Betty Benson, Sue Hovey
Latah County Democrats
Moscow
This letter also was signed by eight others.

3 comments:

Tom Forbes said...

Barenjager, you should know by now that the "will of the majority" is whatever the left says it is.

For example, Wal-Mart in Pullman? Can't have a vote on that, or leave up it to the people's elected representatives. Some things are just too important to be left up to the people. That's why we have rule by lawsuit.

Barenjager said...

Have you noticed the courts should only be available to the left? It's ok to sue Wal-Mart in support of a leftist cause but the same people decry a conservative trying to use the courts to derail their plans.

This is where my frustration level really goes asymptotic. I know all these marvelous words I learned in years of service. They provide such reliefe when I say them but other, more sensitive people (like sailors) tend to object.

Paul E. Zimmerman, M.A. said...

Barenjager: "I feel sort of like the AFLAC duck after he hears what Yogi has to say. How does a majority vote not reflect the will of the citizens?"

Answer: when ACORN registers scores of illegal aliens, felons, and dead people to vote.

But, as per the usual, this is not something that can be questioned according to the left.