We hope the outcome of Tuesday’s recall elections closes an ugly chapter in Colorado’s political history, an instance when recalls were used against elected officials not for malfeasance or corruption in office but for simply voting their consciences.
The Denver Post Editorial Board
September 10, 2013
Time to move past Colorado recall elections
[“Simply voting their consciences?” Would they be saying the same thing if the lawmaker in question had come out of the closet as a KKK member and had helped passed laws which forbid mixed race marriages? How about “simply voting their consciences” to reinstate slavery? Or outlawing all non-Christian religion? Or outlawing books having more than 150 pages?
It is an ugly chapter in Colorado’s political history but not for the reason they believe. It’s ugly because bigotry and prejudice is a terrible thing regardless of the people being targeted.—Joe]