Democratic California Governor Gavin (“I never met a French Laundry I didn’t like”) Newsome, and his friends in government, are upset that the state’s electorate might be acting up and engaging in representative democracy. More than two million citizens of the formerly Golden State have thus far exercised their right and signed a petition to recall the tyrannical and hypocritical Governor.
This did not sit well with Newsome or his “Democratic” colleagues. The California State Senate Elections Committee has prepared Senate Bill 663, apparently sponsored by Newsome himself, that would allow a politician targeted by a recall to get a copy of the petition- including the names and addresses of everyone who signed it and their contact information.
Try to wrap your mind around that: the very politicians who are adamantly against laws that would require voters to present any type of I.D. to vote for them, want to pass a law that would grant them access to the personal information of anyone who might wish to see them removed from office.
It is critically important that we know who we are voting for in the first place, and equally so that we know our votes are being counted. America’s first president, George Washington, refused to be king and to serve more than two terms…because he didn’t want to set a precedent of a ruler being seen as monarchical or evincing signs of dictatorship. Conversely, FDR was happy to win a fourth term in office and to try to stack the court.
Today’s Democrats abhor the concept of voter I.D. but laud the concept of identifying any and everyone who has the temerity to question their power or want them removed.
Those notions are the building blocks of tyranny. There is nothing progressive about that.