As readers of Seeing Red AZ are aware, this site does not put forth a list of election recommendations, although we do advocate on behalf of various conservative candidates and issues. For those desirous of such a definitive list we often suggest following recommendations from specific conservative sites.
When it comes to Proposition 111, however, one of those highly esteemed go-to sites took a pass and gave no position, choosing to remain neutral on that single issue. The organization has its own reasons for taking that tact, which we accord them.
However, we view this Constitutional Amendment as an extremely important proposition and one that has far-reaching and potentially devastating consequences.
Prop. 111 calls for the creation of the office of Lieutenant Governor to replace our current Secretary of State. But, it is far more than an innocuous name change. The proposition requires a tag-team of candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor. This has everything to do with line of succession and plays directly into the hands of the Democrats who demeaned current Republican Governor Jan Brewer as the “accidental governor” when she ascended to office after their liberal heroine, veto-queen Janet Napolitano abandoned them for a post with Barack Obama.
Was the term “accidental governor” bandied about when Republican Evan Mecham left the governor’s office in the hands of Democrat Rose Mofford? Of course not. This is a one-way street piece of work that comes with tar and feathers concealed by the malcontents offering it.
Don’t be confused. For those of us who are among the 71 percent of Arizona voters who support SB 1070, remember that it was signed into law by the “accidental governor” so despised by the liberals among us. We don’t need tag-team candidates. Let’s continue to have people run on their own merits. That is what the process is and should be about.
Seeing Red AZ urges a NO vote on Prop. 111.