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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    STEP BY STEP—Wyatt Stevens of Morenci makes his way across a rope bridge Sunday during the Michigan DNR’s Great Outdoors Jamboree at Lake Hudson Recreation Area. The Tecumseh Boy Scout Troop constructed the bridge again this year after taking a break in 2016. The Jamboree offered a variety of activities for a wide range of age groups. Morenci’s Stair District Library set up activities again this year and had visits with dozens of kids. See the back page for additional photos.
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    LEADING THE WAY—The Morenci Area High School marching band led the way across the pedestrian bridge on Morenci’s south side for the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk. The Band Boosters shared profits from the sale of T-shirts with the walk’s sponsor, the Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    LOOKING UP—More than 200 people showed up at Stair District Library Monday afternoon to view the big celestial event with free glasses provided by a grant from the Space Science Institute. The library offered craft activities from noon to 1 p.m., refreshments including Cosmic Cake from Zingerman’s Bakehouse and a live viewing of the eclipse from NASA on a large screen. As the sky darkened slightly, more and more people moved outside to the sidewalk to take a look at the shrinking sun. If you missed it, hang on for the next total eclipse in 2024 as the path comes even closer to this area.
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    THE MAYOR—Cecil Schoonover poses with a collection of garden gnomes that mysteriously arrive and disappear from his property. Along with the gnomes, someone created the sign stating that he is the Mayor of Gnomesville. He hasn’t yet tracked down the people involved in the prank, but he’s having a good time with the mystery.
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    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
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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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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
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