2011.06.22 Chip Connin: Let the election results stand

Written by David Green.

To those who are trying to recall our elected officials:

You should be ashamed.  We live in a Republic which is quickly devolving into a Democracy. But even in a Democracy, when an election happens the winners and the losers live with the results until the next election. Our elected officials ran on platforms of balancing the budget for the most part, and let us know as they were doing it that it would be shared sacrifice and that we would all have reason to complain, but that if these painful changes weren’t made, the budget problems would grow and the solutions would be even more painful. We elected them anyway. They have diligently been trying to keep their promises knowing that unpopularity would be the result. 

Now many of us are giving in to Democrat scare tactics and becoming the “Flip-Floppers” that we demonized John Kerry for being in the ‘04 election. Yes, pensions will be taxed, but not Social Security, and not the majority of pensions. If you make enough to feel the pinch of the tax man, then you make enough to afford it. Suck it up and be a proud American who is trying to preserve an America for their kids and grandkids. Quit trying to take the sleazy way out with recalls. If you think a law is bad, fight it in court as the conservatives are with Obama care. 

Finally, we have those who appear to be honest in office, let’s keep it that way and not give in to the sore losers who will try anything including putting fake “Tea party” candidates on the ballot to suck votes from the folks they are afraid of. Think with logic and intellectual reasoning and not with your wallet, or you will lose more than your money in the end. Stick with those with morals and not propaganda on their side. I am a union man who has spent a lot of time laid off in recent years, and I say we should stick with Governor Snyder, Representative Jenkins, and State Senator Caswell. They are doing exactly as they were elected for.  – Chip Connin

W. Main St., Morenci

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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
  • Pipeline Spread
    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
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    PROGRESS continues on the agriculture classroom addition at Fayette High School. The project will add 2,900 square feet of space and include an overhead door that would allow equipment to be driven inside. The building should be ready for the start of school in August. Work on ball fields and a running track is also underway.
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    ROCKHOUNDS—From the left, Joseph McCullough, Sean Pagett and Jonathan McCullough peer through hand lenses to study rocks. The project is part of Morenci Elementary School’s summer camp that continues into August.

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