….HAS ONE IMPORTANT THING THAT ELSINORE’S RECALL LACKS
Formal , apparently well-founded criminal charges against their allegedly corrupt elected official(s).
Saturday’s Press Enterprise reports a recall effort by local citizens of San Jacinto who call themselves the “San Jacinto Corruption Recall Active Movement” (“SCRAM”). Everybody has to have a dumb acronym, don’t they?
The investigation and subsequent indictments by County DA Rod Pacheco appear to have been thorough; yet each of the defendants is still entitled to their response of, “I’m innocent, Your Honor,” to the formal charges and, then, to have their day in court. The San Jacinto defendants each are entitled by our Constitution to have an attorney to defend them.
In a sad contrast, Buckley has no charges being brought by an investigative agency, nor any fact-finding venue to defend himself against unfounded, uninvestigated allegations. His efforts to avoid recall will be complicated by the unfair spectre of unfounded allegations. Buckley has denied the allegations against him.
Buckley’s threatened tenure on Lake Elsinore’s council is itself, therefore, based solely in politics, corrupt politics, at that, if the allegations are untrue. Buckley will now have to prepare a formal, costly campaign, in order to retain his seat, fairly won by him in the last year’s election.
The recall process in San Jacinto appears to be a reasonable response by citizens to alleged corruption. The recall process in Lake Elsinore is not. There is no indictment of Buckley, nor will there be one. As a result, there will be no evidentiary hearings or any testimony given under oath before a judge or a jury.
Any sitting council member who supports the bogus recall of Buckley are themselves subverting the legitimate vote of those Elsinore voters who supported Tom’s re-election and that is, in itself, a corruption of the election process.
Yet there is hope in Lake Elsinore.
All the “good” Elsinorians have to do to keep Lake Elsinore political system from takeover by the “bad” is to mentally join with the spontaneous, faux anti-recall movement, calling itself Fight Lame Allegations To Undo Subversion (“FLATUS“) and vote “No” on the Recall of Tom Buckley.
It’s your town and your “no” vote is your best protection against political subversion in Lake Elsinore. It’s all in your hands. Even if you don’t like Buckley and have never voted for him, you should vote’ no” on his recall, for your own good and the good of Lake Elsinore.
You will feel immediate relief, once you do.
For those who don’t “google” often, eructate means “belch.”Editor’s note; (This is the 100th posting of Wildomar Magazine on the Word Press blog platform and Zak is pleased that the content of this mile-stone piece is based on an issue of local importance).