Illinois Governor Recall Amendment

Created by CitizenTopix on Oct 7, 2010

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Palatine, IL

#2059 Jul 3, 2014
PaulaDeen wrote:
Paul Revere is right on. WAKE UP PEOPLE.... Get out there and vote. It has never been easier to vote. DO NOT VOTE FOR AN INCUMBENT. TY.
Vote Republican if your going to vote. We need big change in our government right now and for the future.
nuguyntwn

Tolono, IL

#2060 Jul 3, 2014
Plz vote for change. We need CHANGE.. DO NOT VOTE FOR ANY INCUMBENT. WE THE PEOPLE yet can turn this around.

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#2061 Jul 3, 2014
Funny how this thread has become apparently a campaign platform for those who believe voting for an incumbent rather than actually talking about the topic at hand.

No matter who is voted into office, there needs to be a mechanism to remove them from office. Period. Otherwise you get circumstances like Kilpatrick out of Detroit in which a few business owners made an offer to help him...assuming he resigned...which he didn't.

While the business owners were exonerated (as seems to be appropriate), it is a great example of the length and distance some are able and willing to travel to change who is in office.

On the flip-side, there is a circumstance unraveling in Oak Forest where a husband-wife team have been charged with felonies. The wife makes the statement her husband had not a clue what was going on and the husband holds a government position or two. So while the wife has resigned, the husband refuses to and at this time, people are calling for the husband to resign.

While the community owes him the fundamental rule of innocent before guilt, a recall mechanism would allow for an open trial which would provide opportunity for everyone with evidence to accuse a government official of wrong-doing to step up and formalize their accusations with an official outcome.

No matter what the results are of this election and no matter how many times someone suggests to vote out an incumbent, lack of a strong recall mechanism is hurting our state and I am still curious if anyone has any ideas on what would a recall structure look like, including and beyond the position of Governor.
newpoly

Tolono, IL

#2062 Jul 4, 2014
Midlo - you are 100% correct. We do need a strong recall mechanism for all elected officials for none of us really knows 100% of dirty or hidden laundry on anyone. That said, VOTE OUT THE INCUMBENT - example recent defeat of Eric Cantor, who thought he was next in line. The other key to improved government is for ALL the people to wake up and VOTE. To many people stay home and then complain for four years.
Corrupt Democrats

Mentor, OH

#2063 Jul 4, 2014
We should have learned our lessons from Blago & Jackson & Obamas & Madigans & Emanual & Quinn Pro Quo !!!!!

Illinois is a cesspoll of corruption ! Private citizens have no rights, only corrupt union bosses and companies that are either being extorted to comply for their survial or are just willing co conspiritors! Private citizens do not stand a snowballs chance in hell !

Every branch of state government is geared to their advantage, even Crook County Judges!
newpoly

Tolono, IL

#2064 Jul 4, 2014
Amen.. So the morale of the story is - Do not vote for an INCUMBENT. It's that simple... We need a new deck of cards.....
Dems Destroy Democracy

Chicago, IL

#2065 Jul 11, 2014
Are they going to steal another election ? Is Quinn going to sell his soul to the unions and then turn over the peoples government to these corrupt union bosses ?
newpoly

Tolono, IL

#2066 Jul 11, 2014
What did I say? Non-voters destroy democracy...
Corrupt Democrats

Mentor, OH

#2067 Jul 13, 2014
The contempt they show for citizens is deplorable ! President Lincoln is rolling over in his grave.

Yes the dictator democrats want unengaged people to stay home. Dictator democrats want the uneducated or the "mushroom people" !

Democracy only works when it is convienent for them or their rights have been infrindged apon. Dissenters have no rights!!!!!!!!!
newpoly

Tolono, IL

#2068 Jul 13, 2014
Get over it. Forget about the so called honest Abe. You have not met or voted for a true honest polytician in our lifetime. Democracy will survive as we saw in the recent Cantor defeat. We just need to get the people out to vote in November and then prepare for 2016.
the plain truth

Tampa, FL

#2069 Jul 14, 2014
Its simple the only votes that count anymore are in Chicago. They elected the dumb ass governor of il!
newpoly

Tolono, IL

#2070 Jul 14, 2014
True. Dumb ass southern Illinois folks stayed home. So get out the vote, we can overcome.
Corrupt Democrats

Mentor, OH

#2071 Jul 18, 2014
Who services those voting machines in crook county? Union thugs thats who. Who is going to monitor them ? Obamas ? Yeah we see what a criminal he is. Quinn Pro Quo will do what ever the corrupt union bosses want . Quinn Pro Quo will keep raising our taxes to pay for more corrupt union bosses cronyism. Same thing with Madigans.
nuguyntwn

Macon, IL

#2072 Jul 18, 2014
Newpoly is right on. DO NOT VOTE FOR AN INCUMBENT people. Each of you has a major effect on the outcome of the November election. Get out the southern Illinois vote.
No Best Buy

United States

#2073 Jul 18, 2014
Recall all democrats and republicans and vote for independents only.
nuguyntwn

Macon, IL

#2074 Jul 18, 2014
Hurrah!!! No Best Buy knows what we can do to get out of this horrible, unaccountable situation. Just do not vote for an INCUMBENT - plz...
Corrupt Democrats

Mentor, OH

#2075 Jul 19, 2014
Real RECALL & Term Limits ! No corrupt union bosses. Just ask Quinn Pro Quo !
Corrupt Republicans

Lemont, IL

#2076 Jul 19, 2014
DON'T VOTE IN ANY REPUBLITARDS!!! ESPECIALLY ANY TEA TARDS!! THEY ARE THE MOST CORRUPT and STUPID POLITICIANS EVER!!!
Nono

Macon, IL

#2077 Jul 20, 2014
In agreement with both parties. DO NOT VOTE FOR AN INCUMBENT, especially Quinn, Darbin, and Shimcus..
Corrupt Democrats

Mentor, OH

#2078 Jul 20, 2014
The illinois democrats have one objective ! More Power over We The People ! Then they will continue to destroy the US Constitution even more. Especially Crook County democrats who are following blago's lead ! Just look at Quinn Pro Quo and his corrupt union bosses from chicago !!!!!!!!

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