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Letter to the editor: Officials should be recalled for not listening to voters

By Ralph Muecke, Gladstone, N.D.

Hip, hip, hooray to the people of Griggs County! Recently they performed a real slam dunk.

I’m referring to a recent recall election conducted in Griggs County where voters bounced out all five of the county commissioners for ignoring people who voted “no” three times to building a new county courthouse.

If the present courthouse is as bad as they say, the people would have voted “yes” the first time. This sounds like corrupt government that we have everywhere, where those who people elect become a ruling monarchy disregarding those who elected them to office.

I’m sure in Griggs County, like everywhere else, people are sick and tired of local school districts and county governments confiscating more and more in property taxes every year.

There need to be a lot more recall elections. We need to start with “Barrabas” Obama. Three-fourths of our state legislators should be recalled for trying to destroy our rights of initiative, referral and recall put into our state constitution by our founding fathers to hold those we elect accountable when they turn a deaf ear to voters who elected them. Legislators should also be recalled because of the way they wasted the taxpayers’ money this last legislative session. They should be recalled when other legislators think it’s OK to live somewhere else other than the district they are supposed to represent, as well as other legislators who defend their actions.

The Republicans in North Dakota are very little better than the Democrats in Washington.

We need to recall those we elect to public office and keep recalling them until we get responsible people for responsible government.

Again, kudos to the people of Griggs County.