Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Assault on Voting Rights: Blueprint for a Tyrant

This is truly a perilous moment wherein a narrative is being offered up that is so Orwellian it deserves outright rejection

Underlying the ballot question for Detroit voters is the narrative that since Bing is an elected offical the voters should relinquish all of their other voting privledges and sucumb to this convoluted notion that a vote for Bing because he is an elected offical means all other voting rights for elected officals is not required nor revelant...This is a full frontal assualt on voting rights of city voters...

What's next? ..Will the governor claim that voters in city who vote for her no longer need to vote for the mayor...This could be a blueprint for the entire disenfanchisement of voting rights for any elected office in the city..

One vote for Mayor is all the votes city residents get!!!!!

6 comments:

毛彥宇毛彥宇 said...

愛看您的新文章!加油!..................................................................

Constructive Feedback said...

(I see you have the same problem with the Chinese hacker who seems to piss on Black blogs that go against the grain)

I was just in Detroit last week. I saw a well developed city - downtown and around Wayne State. I saw sections of the city that looked like the "Lower 9th Ward" except there was no hurricane that came through.

The truth is that the "Should the mayor take control over the schools" question is little more than a move of desperation after years of incompetency has allowed the schools and the city to arrive at where they are today.

The big picture of it all is that a city was given a charter by the state to operate certain civic services as a franchise of the state. They were allowed to collect local taxes to make it all happen.

The state needs to look at the basic competency of the city to do as it was incorporated to do. Just as a corporation can go insolvent and have its charter stripped from it - there needs to be some mechanism by which the state does the same to a city. BUT ALSO - remove its elected officials because otherwise they become nothing more than a LOCAL REDISTRIBUTION POINT for moneys sent to them from the state and the fed, unable to generate these funds themselves.

Thrasher said...

Your visit should have included an interview with me and I would have informed you that your notion that the state knows what is best for the city residents is flawed...

解恆蔡靜芳念 said...

愛情是一種發明,需要不斷改良。只是,這種發明和其他發明不一樣,它沒有專利權,隨時會被人搶走。.................................................................

亦奈美妮 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention..................................................................

韋黃宣 said...

Rome was not built in a day............................................................