Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Privilege of Voting in Illinois

by Sandy Goldman Sandy Goldman writes a blog called "The Rogers Park Community Curmudgeon." It's about events in Rogers Park (a neighborhood on the far northeast side of Chicago, just south of Evanston). He's a longtime community activist and a Rogers Park resident since 1958. He recently wrote a column about voting in Illinois, Scott Lee Cohen, and Democrat leadership. He's also a helluva nice guy. Some excerpts from his column: For generations citizens have died to protect the sanctity of our Constitution and to protect our right to vote. Illinois is not a third world country whose citizens are required to vote as their leaders determine. This is characteristic of countries like Iran and the former Soviet Union. Many voted for Scott Lee Cohen for Lt. Governor of Illinois in the Democratic primary recently and he won! Now the Democratic combine has negated those 212,900 votes.... Just who do Governor Pat Quinn, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Speaker of the House Mike Madigan, Senator Dick Durbin, Congressperson Jan Schakowsky and the rest of the gang think gave them the right to essentially reverse the Democratic Primary results?... Each of these manipulators should look deep into their own souls... This may well turn out to be the year of the Republicans in Illinois and the Democratic “leaders” have no one to blame but themselves... Read the full post here Leave a Comment * Conservative T-Shirts * Follow CNB on Twitter * RSS Feed

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