That, when any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it…
Two Democrat Legislators, Senate President John Morse and State Senator Angela Giron, both lost their jobs as angry Colorado voters removed them from office in a recall election yesterday. The issue was draconian gun control legislation passed in the wake of Newtown and Aurora, which punished law-abiding people and curtailed their rights because of the criminal acts of two sociopaths. As expected, the massive donations to this election came not from supporters of the Second Amendment, but from the gun-grabber liberal elite.
Reported contributions to Morse and Giron totaled about $3 million, dwarfing the amount raised by gun activists who petitioned for the recall, though some independent groups didn’t have to report spending. Both the NRA and Bloomberg contributed more than $300,000 to the pro- and anti-recall campaigns.
Giron’s district was heavily Democratic, too, and she got clobbered.
Telling, however, is the reactions of the two sides.
The authors of the recall:
“Coloradans … sent a clear message that politicians who blatantly ignore their constituents will be held accountable,”..”Perhaps this will serve as a lesson that one-party rule in Denver doesn’t give the majority license to take things to extremes or run roughshod over the values and rights of Coloradans who just happen, for the moment, to be in the minority.”
The remarks of the ousted Giron?
“We will win in the end, because we are on the right side.”
If that is not a microcosm of how the far-left liberal elite treats us, the unwashed, I don’t know what is. The voters disapproved of the gun-control measures, in some cases overwhelmingly, and expressed their displeasure to their representatives, warning them not to enact such laws. Morse and Giron did it anyway, against the express will of the voters. Does Giron get the message even after being trounced in a recall election and shown the door?
Nope. Gun control is her agenda, and she and people like her are going to push it irrespective of the voters.
That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed;
Bra-VO to the Colorado voters who insisted that their representatives comply or go home.