OK. Why do self described enemies of big government leave the legislature to
work for big government? I would cite the examples of Valentine, Lockhart and
I agree with Davis – let the dems spend money on an election they have no
chance of winning. Of course, I remember liberals chastising me because I said
harry reid won’t allow votes in the senate. They say the votes won’t
matter and cost money. I guess it’s OK for the state to spend money on an
election where the outcome is not in doubt, but it’s not OK for the senate
to do so?Esquire, cavetroll, Davycrewcut,The GOP doesn’t
believe in democracy? Well, we are in a republic, and not a democracy.But remember, it was Blago (DEMOCRAT) that SOLD BO’s US senate seat
after BO was elected POTUS. Who really has room to talk about which party
believes in trusting the voters and which sells out to the highest bidder?
Karl (not Marx, oh yes you are right. I agree with the article. It's just
sad that even though there is no chance of any other party winning at least
people would "feel" like they got a vote.
@VSTHa, ya. I always get him and Waddoups confused. But in Orem the
Republican is going to win no matter who is on the ballot.
Let's remember that Republican legislators and the fringe don't
believe in democracy. After all, they passed a bill a couple of years ago that
requires schools to teach that we live in a compound constitutional republic.
That same fringe wanted the Alpine School District to remove the word
"democracy" from their mission statement. Merriam-Webster, though,
defines democracy as "a government in which the supreme power is vested in
the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of
representation usually involving periodically held free elections." Sound
familiar? No, the Republican leadership does not believe in a government where
the power is vested in the people and they elect people to represent them.
Situations like this one make that perfectly clear.
Richard, expecting John Valentine to do the honorable thing and let the voters
decide is quite a stretch. Valentine has always been and always will be a little
arrogant in his dealings with the voters and those who do think the same way.
Besides, God chose him, not the voters.
The GOP doesn't believe in the rights of the people. Democracy is only a
campaign slogan for them.
@Utefan60What I don't get is why the GOP is worried about losing that
seat. It's Taylorsville, you're getting a republican, even if there is
an election. I guess it's not a republican that's beholden to the
party and has to toe line because they put him/her(hahaha, just kidding,
it'll be a man) in power. And before I get yelled at, i'm well aware
that the Democrats do the exact same thing in the few spots in the legislator
Utefan60Actually, this article is just the opposite of what you are
implying. Mr. Davis is seeking to have the election placed back in the hands of
the people and not the party. I agree with his assertion and think you do also
-- but just misunderstand.
That makes perfect sense! Trust the voters.
The election of all representative should be by the citizens. This is just a
ploy to keep the GOP in power in this district for yet another two years. The
voters be darned.