Wolves in sheep’s clothing

We have an important set of elections coming up in May.  The school districts combined with the city account for 75% of our local taxes.

Now is the time to encourage people to get involved.  Run for office.  Find someone to run for office.  Support someone running for office.  We don’t deserve better if we don’t get involved.

I ran across this quote from Thomas Jefferson the other day:

“If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.”

Thank you

A number of our readers publish links to this blog on a daily basis.  We thank you.

Our purpose is to stimulate involvement without regard to position.  We encourage those of you who would like to contribute to the blog to let us know.  We try to stay away from being personal or vulgar.

We deserve better, but we have to work for it.



7 Responses to Wolves in sheep’s clothing

  1. Dan says:

    Thank you for the call to Occupy the local ballot. Can you post more details to assist folks in this process. Specifically, which seats are open on which board; links to the forms that need to be filled out and filed to get on the ballot; specific places where the paperwork has to be filed; and deadlines for filing , etc? That would be most helpful! Thanks!

    El Paso County Green Party


  2. Burrito for a vote says:

    Run for office, one exists in name only! The other, well it’s so full of El Paso pride, the choice is narrowed by the candidate that has the least amount of “pride” or the best “pride”.

    The people don’t care, don’t vote, don’t get informed and live by “ni modo”.

    Petitions? The officials spend unlimited time trying to a way to reject them. When sued, they call in favors.

    Until the people get serious or mad, nothing will change. El Paso will remain the big city with a small town mentality


  3. Helen Marshall says:

    As El Paso Naturally points out today, turnout in city/school elections is in the single digits. Apathy is the winner. Those in power know they really do not have to care much about what the citizenry think.

    Stirring up trouble by creating petitions that make it easy for members of the public to tell these officials that they are doing the wrong thing, helps to stimulate some interest and could increase the turnout.

    Beyond that it is hard to argue with people who say, why should I bother to vote, I voted before for change and look what we got!


  4. Sunshine says:

    If Western Refining and all the owners of commercial properties like the Wells Fargo and Chase buildings or other industrial properties did not fight the CAD and paid their fair share of taxes, EPISD would not be in this predicament. How much did EPISD have to refund back to Western Refining, the same company whose principal shareholder got taxpayers to pay millions for his and his friends’ profit-making ventures? Let’s not kid ourselves. I will not support these bonds because I do not trust this appointed board not any of the elected candidates. They are not about our children’s education but about the oligarchy’ profitable gentrification plans.


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