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October 20, 2011 | 1891 views | 7 comments

By George Rodriguez

The Mayor and City Council have once again ignored the will of the people and voted to push ahead with the VIA plan that includes trolleys and rails, and that puts San Antonio into greater debt. They refuse to place it on a vote before the people as was done in 2000 when it was voted down 3-1.

When will this style of governing end? How long must we endure elected officials who act according to their liberal whims and ignore the majority of the people? Last month the City passed a “benefits for domestic partners” in spite of an overwhelming majority that spoke out against it.

Again this time, more people spoke against the VIA plan than in support, and it passed 8-1. What do we need to do to stop this runaway train of liberal governance, of tax and spend, of ignoring the will of the governed?

The Mayor and Council are liberals who see themselves as “agents of change”, and who will do “what is best for the community” regardless of whether the majority agrees or disagrees. They feel they know what’s best for everyone, and individual rights are secondary to collective needs. The problem is that liberals determine what the collective needs are, such as abortion clinics, benefits for domestic partners, mass transportation projects, and eminent domain.

Our neighbors in surrounding communities and counties should also worry about the SA and Bexar County officials, because they will be affected also, either directly or indirectly.

What can the citizens do to stop this imposition of governmental rule without the consent of the governed? We should be very concerned about a Mayor, City Council, and County Judge and Commissioners’ Court that does not listen to the majority of the citizens.

It has been said that if the City and County ignores us, we will go away, and that seems to be their strategy. However, we must send a message to these local elected officials, the same way that the people sent a message to Nancy Pelosi and the U.S. House last year.

1. We should show our presence at City Hall and the County Commission all the time, on all issues. We must be seen and heard as much as possible.
2. Lobby the Council members and County Commissioners constantly, particularly the liberals.
3. Consider a recall of the Mayor. We can send a message to the rest by challenging him directly.

Rodriguez is President of the San Antonio Tea Party
 
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Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
October 28, 2011 9:57am
 
 
"Tea Party candidates are no match for the mormons. "

Speaking of matches, it's time to light one because it's starting to stink in here. ... Read More Read More
 
 
Saleem Khobar  
sa  
October 28, 2011 7:40am
 
 
I think rick perry has proven that the tea party are a bunch of bozo's. A democrat who uses tax payer money to pay for illegak immigrants to go to college. ... Read More Read More
 
 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
October 27, 2011 6:09pm
 
 
7th, I don't know what your obsession is w/ the Tea Party, but if you think they should be doing something locally, pay your dues and sign up!
 
 
Glenn Quagmire  
Quahog, Rhode Island  
October 27, 2011 2:32pm
 
 
7thGen: How about cleaning up your own trash and not expecting someone to come rescue you?
 
 
7th Generation La Vernian  
La Vernia  
October 27, 2011 1:27pm
 
 
Ok, what's the point? The Tea Party is a "do nothing" organization. Just all talk no action.
How about coming to La Vernia and clean up the city and school ... Read More Read More
 
 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
October 27, 2011 10:26am
 
 
Good idea, Rock'n, but we have jobs!!!
 
 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
October 27, 2011 9:22am
 
 
How about a "Occupy the Mayor's Office" demonstration? Let's just all go camp out on his lawn. We'll see how long the cops put up with it.
 

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