Saturday, December 15, 2012

Against Recall Elections in Utah

There is a proposal to change Utah law, or more likely the Utah Constitution to allow or require a system to recall an elected official mid term.

I do not agree with this change. We already have impeachment and other proceedings to remove someone for the abuse of office.

We have elections for a reason.  It would lessen the importance of elections. We live in a republic.

"Opponents argue that it can lead to an excess of democracy, that the threat of a recall election lessens the independence of elected officials, that it undermines the principle of electing good officials and giving them a chance to govern until the next election, and that it can lead to abuses by well-financed special interest groups."

The best information I know on recalls is at: