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It was obvious at the Los Alamos League of Women Voters supposed forum, which was to have included the charter ballot questions, that the moderator was NOT going to allow any question which questions the government’s complete authority. Nor anything that resembles Free Speech!
Several seconds into my question the moderator interrupted me setting a time limit on my question and then proceeded to re-interrupt me every few seconds until my time was up so naturally I kept talking, not being the kind of person who gives up their rights, she kept interrupting. And when the county guy asked to answer my question she shut him up and proceeded on to the pre-planned fluff questions they had planted in the audience.
Going in, I had planned on voting “yes” on the questions, I just wanted some inconsistencies cleared up. Now I urge all voters to vote “NO”!!!
Here’s the bottom line. The county council wants to make it very hard for the citizens to get what they want or stop that which they don’t want. The ONLY reason to increase the needed signatures while cutting in half the time to collect them is that the council is afraid of the citizens and what they might do or stop.
Also the county believes that the word “whereas” is a magical word that automatically makes any other wise illegal ballot measure legal. Like combining the new restrictions with a further restriction that if you fall short of the needed signatures you can NOT re-file that petition or any petition resembling it in anyway until 12 months after the ruling on the signatures thereby ensuring that it will actually be two years before the council has to worry about that issue again. This paragraph is what the communists in town squelched me from asking about.
But most telling that the council is up to no good, is the fact they have published in the ` that the new text of the charter will NOT be available for anyone to read what they are actually voting for until they walk into a polling place on Election Day. Save your freedom vote “NO” on all 4 questions.
Editor’s Note: Los Alamos County did publish the ballot questions and wording of the proposed charter revisions in both English and Spanish on two occasions, the most recent being Sept. 25 on pages 8 and 9. Electronic editions of those newspapers are available for review at LAMonitor.com.