Monday, August 31, 2009
Follow the Law
One of the things that is wrong with our political system is being demonstrated in the wake of Ted Kennedy's death.
Current Massachusetts law, enacted in 2004, mandates a special election 145-160 days after a vacancy occurs, which means the primaries would be held in December with an election in January. This was changed from earlier law which the Governor would appoint a successor. Problem was the Dems didn't want a Republican Gov to appoint John Kerry's successor if he were to be elected President. So to keep the seat safe for the Dems, they changed the law.
Now instead of letting the people choose though a special election as mandated by the law they changed, the Dems want to again change the law in their favor again to make Kennedy's successor one chosen by the Democratic Gov.
It seems the choice and freedoms of the people of Mass. are being assaulted in this sham of political hijinks. No matter how you look at it, it's wrong on all levels. Let the people decide.