Until Mr. Wells set us straight, I thought that voters had expressed their desire for our form of county government in three separate elections, but now I see how misguided we were. He was so young at the times of these elections, he probably doesn’t remember. I really hadn’t known that a three-person commission could handle county governance more efficiently that a seven-member council.
Democracy is just so messy.
And I’m sure we’ll see a great savings in paying three people $60,000 each, rather than paying seven people $10,000 each per year.
And really, who needs recall petitions, anyway? Since all candidates tell the solemn truth in their election campaigns and have no hidden agendas or conflicts of interest, there will never be a need to remove them for actions taken against the common good.
I didn’t realize, until Mr. Wells enlightened me, that term limits only serve to keep representation bouncing around the population, instead of allowing a few people to serve as professional politicians, which I had thought was the idea of the framers of the Constitution. I see now how wrong I was. And I’m sure partisan politics will allow for the broadest possible range of input from voters from all persuasions.
So, thanks to Mr. Wells for educating me on the rights and responsibilities of both officials and voters in Grand County. He has done such a tremendous job that I suggest that we appoint Mr. Wells as King of Grand County and just get rid of this pesky, inefficient, ineffectual representative government thing.