From DC Clothesline
Posted on September 11, 2013 by Dean Garrison
The people of Colorado sent a message on Tuesday that the 2nd Amendment still means something to them. Unconstitutional gun laws will not be tolerated and those who vote for such laws will lose their jobs.
The Denver Post reports:
An epic national debate over gun rights in Colorado on Tuesday saw twoDemocratic state senators ousted for their support for stricter gun laws, a “ready, aim, fired” message intended to stop other politicians for pushing for firearms restrictions. Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron will be replaced in office with Republican candidates who petitioned onto the recall ballot.
Party insiders always said Giron’s race was the harder one. Although her district is heavily Democratic, Pueblo is a blue-collar union town. Morse’s district included Manitou Springs and a portion of Colorado Springs — and more liberals.
“It has been an honor to represent the 11th Senate District,” Morse said in his concession speech. “It’s been hugely rewarding.”
The turn of events made Morse and Giron the first Colorado state lawmakers to be recalled. Former Colorado Springs councilman Bernie Herpin will take Morse’s seat in the Senate, while Pueblo will be represented by former deputy police chief George Rivera.
It’s unclear when the city of Pueblo was last represented in the Senate by a Republican.
The people have spoken. Only through guts and tenacity will the victories come and they must keep coming. Other states must now follow Colorado’s lead.
Enough is enough.
These people work for us. If they stop working for our interests, like any employer we must make the decision to relieve them of their duties.
Well done Colorado. I am so proud of you for making a stand and showing the rest of us that there is still hope.
…but they will quickly learn to do so.