Liberal Mayor Overrules Voters, Threatens Opponents With Jail
In a display of the arrogance of power for which the left have become so well known, Democrat El Paso Mayor John Cook decided not only to overrule the results of a 2010 ballot decision, he is hoping to jail those who dared circulate a recall petition in response to his contempt for the will of the voters.
In 2009, Mayor Cook and a majority of the El Paso city council decided that health insurance benefits should be provided for unmarried and homosexual “partners” of city employees, at taxpayer expense of course. Church groups and others opposed to the decision gathered the necessary petition signatures to put the issue on the 2010 ballot.
By a 55-45 margin, El Paso voters passed the ballot proposition which stated: “The city of El Paso endorses traditional family values by making health benefits available only to city employees and their legal spouse and dependent children.”
The left have often evinced a glaring lack of concern for the will of American voters, and Mayor Cook carried on this tradition by ignoring the ballot results and choosing to provide the health benefits anyway.
As a result, Tom Brown Ministries, the Word of Life Church, and other groups and individuals circulated recall petitions for Cook and the city council members who chose to impose their own views rather than bow to the legal, expressed wishes of El Paso voters.