I really groaned when I saw this:
Party to undertake “Recall” initiative for elected officials
In the interest of holding our elected officials accountable and in keeping with our Party’s core principles, the American Party is undertaking a RECALL initiative in South Carolina. This initiative is aimed at enhancing governmental accountability by amending the State Constitution to allow registered voters to recall elected officials who violate the trust placed in them by the electorate.
We would like to invite you to join us at our press conference to announce this initiative:
Thursday, September 25th
1st Floor State House Lobby
(enter through visitor’s entrance under the north state house stairs)
Please be on hand by 9:45am. Contact Scott Malyerck at (803) 446-2881 with any questions.
Thank you for your continued support.
Dr. Jim Rex and Dr. Oscar Lovelace
This alternative party had already succumbed to the temptation of embracing other populist nostrums that sound far better, to the unthoughtful, than they are in reality — term limits, for instance.
Recall petitions are as bad as government by plebiscite, which I half expect Messrs. Rex and Lovelace to embrace next.
One of the worst thing about politics today is that elected officials are so busy looking over their shoulders, fretting about the next election, that they seldom pause to govern. This would make the looming pressure of election hover over them even more ominously and destructively. The perpetual campaign would, if anything, be even more omnipresent.
We need lawmakers who can step away from whatever fads and fashions are running through the electorate at a given moment long enough to deliberate and govern. This pulls them in the opposite direction.
This is disappointing.