Guber Schwarzengroper, You're Fired!
A couple of weeks ago, an essay by L Neil Smith in The Libertarian Enterprise planted an idea in my mind. After a short germination, I wrote on my facebook page a quip to the effect that I'm ready to sign a recall petition to remove Guber Schwarzenegger from office. Some months ago, the state's prison guard union attempted a recall petition though: In spite of all the union's attorneys, the petition proved to be, according to the Guber's Attorney General, improperly formatted and thus thrown out of consideration.
I don't know what was the real reason behind the recall, but I would've signed it for the same reasons as those I hold now: He campaigned on a platform of cutting spending, cutting taxes and fiscal responsibility. After a couple of minor defeats by the state Legislature, he backed off, reversed course and started signing spending bills to a degree only dreamed of by his recalled predecessor, Grey Davis.
Today, it has occurred to me that Guber Schwarzenegger really should be removed from office. Once a very successful actor, he has reduced himself to sell-put, liar, cheat and thief. I've posted a group on my facebook page to that effect. Since I have no political expertise, and little money to invest in such an endeavor, I have no idea how far this will go. Or how much of myself I'm willing to invest in such a (ideally) needless pursuit.
People like the Guber should never be elected to political office. If more Californians made themselves economically and politically literate, they never would be.
People shouldn't be afraid of their governments; governments should be afraid of their people.