Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Why Local Elections Matter

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As our friend and commentator Vern B. pointed out, elections have consequences. One of the consequences of Tuesday’s municipal elections was that anti-gunner Matthew DeFalco lost his bid for a Henderson city council seat for Ward III. John Marz took the top votes. Per his Facebook and other sources, DeFalco was a proud supporter of anti-gun Question 1. Hendertuckians did the right thing and stopped this guy’s political career in its tracks.

DeFalco, who is proud to have served as an intern to the much-maligned Senator Harry Reid. While local races are non-partisan, his internship and heavy support from unions is enough evidence DeFalco sides with the Democrats. Since his ideals are so obviously opposed to the Constitution, it seems wrong that this former soldier, who swore and oath to it, should be a member of a party that seems absolutely dead-set to tear that document to shreds.

Like a dog to its own vomit, this defeat may be seen by DeFalco as only a temporary defeat. He’ll probably be back to try again either in Henderson or some other office. Anti-gun politicians have to start somewhere. City councils, municipal boards, etc. The best way to keep an anti-gun Democrat from a place where he might do real damage is by shutting their career down early. Hopefully, this is defeat convinces DeFalco that no one wants him in office. If not, every opportunity must be used to deny him office and advancement in politics.

This is exactly why municipal elections matter. I will admit my own guilt in ignoring the issue, believing it too insignificant to truly matter. After all, we have preemption, don’t we? But the larger issue is again what people in politics can get up to. Who do they meet? Who do they influence? The rabid Democrats in Carson City that are trying for their own “Year of the Anti-Gun” had to begin somewhere. We must research local candidates and deny them that somewhere.

Another issue about local politics is where members of special boards come from, say the Las Vegas Clark County Library District. Library district appointees come from the city council or county commissioners. The person you elected gets to choose what hack gets to sit on a governmental board and operate with little oversight. Board members don’t really have a mechanism for removal so each appointment is critical, especially in communities or organizations (libraries) filled with liberals who hate your freedoms.

So from this point on, we pledge better coverage of local elections and will help coordinate efforts to shutdown anti-gun candidates before they have a chance to infect the host with their cancer.

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