May 20, 2019

Two Colorado State Senators Thrown Out in Recall Vote Over Gun Control

Being billed as a political ouster by voters in Colorado over stiffer gun control laws, two state senators were shown the door after a recall election showed they weren’t wanted anymore. According to a Fox News report, Sen. President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron, lost a recall vote and will be replaced in the senate because they supported tougher gun control laws pushed by the White House and evidently not supported by the voters.

You can read the Fox News report but pay attention to the statement made by Colorado senator Angela Giron.

“We will win in the end because we are on the right side,” Giron said in her concession speech.

I have heard or read this kind of statement before but have any readers ever asked just what exactly is “the right side?” It may have no more meaning than someone attempting to save face or perhaps they actually believe they are on the “right side”, not actually knowing what that means to them other than it’s the side they come down on therefore it is “right.”

It might even be more than that when you consider that further on in the Fox News report it states:

One of the Morse recall organizers, Timothy Knight, said supporters are upset that lawmakers limited debate on the gun legislation and seemed more inclined to take cues from the White House than their constituents.(emphasis added)

If the Colorado State Legislature was taking their instructions from the Obama White House – and it would be anybody’s conspiracy as to why – then because of the recall vote, it appears, at least on the surface, that the voters didn’t think their elected officials should be kow-towing to Barack Obama.

Suppose for now that Sens. Morse and Giron were getting their marching orders from the White House, is that what Giron meant when she said she was on the “right side?” Perhaps, but how can any of us ever really know. Stating you are on the “right side” no longer has meaning that a person comes down on the side of truth. In this case, the “right side” probably more accurately describes being on the side with the most political clout for the moment.

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