The Piercing Truth

This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes

Jan 21, 2008

Eye Poll: Limit Him!

Folks this special two week Eye Poll was never even close. In our unscientific poll 76% of Eye readers voted for term limits on current Mayor Martin Chavez; only 21% voted to let our current mayor continue after his second consecutive term (view it here).

We're generally in favor of term limits particularly in the case of administrative offices. By necessity and design, mayoral, gubernatorial, and presidential offices concentrate large amounts of power in the hands of one individual. An entrenched executive is not only difficult to remove, but difficult to catch should they decide to stick their hands in the public cookie jar; which brings us to our current Eye Poll.

Trust is an absolute necessity for government to operate effectively. Once the public trust has been violated it's almost impossible for it to be regained. Recently, the Chavez administration has been caught repeatedly fudging numbers in an apparent effort to make the mayor look good. Whether it's the number of cops on the streets, the number of accidents at scam-era intersections, the number of animals available for adoption, or even city greenhouse gas, the 11th floor has been caught giving out favorable statistics only to have them proven wrong.

We're curious what effect these repeated revelations have had on the public and the trust the public has in the current administration. Let us know what you think, don't forget to vote!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I own a bar down town and none of the other bar owners or I believe any thing the management cops or the mayor have to say.

They lie all the time, no wonder why the city employees complain.

They can't trust anything their bosses say, nor can the public.

Anonymous said...

As a business person I fear what is going on with the safety of the community, on the other hand I like what this administration has done to encourage new business to come to the area. No matter if you like him or not, the mayor should have term limits like every political office should. It only makes sense to limit one's exposure to the temptations of power.

Anonymous said...

The Mayor has go to go!

Anonymous said...

Well put. This case in particular.

Anonymous said...

A-HOLES. Look to your right.

Anonymous said...

I think in addition to term limitations, we should impose height requirements. If your shorter than the urinal, you are to short to be mayor.

Anonymous said...

You cops just need to stand up (no pun intended) to the f'ing little TROLL. WHy do you act like his bitches, picking him up from bars and such, just bending over for him, that's all you guys do. JUST SAY NO.....

The attorney general wants to hear from you.

Anonymous said...

I agree with term limits...Throw Brad Winter out now. I believe he is on his 3rd term.

Anonymous said...

Marty's always out drinking at the bars, just be on the look out and you will get him.

Also, keep a camera around so you have pictures!

Anonymous said...

yes a camera or IA will cover it up!!!

Anonymous said...

Term limts were lifted for City Councilors ... What's good for the goose...

Anonymous said...

City Councilors make peanuts for all the work they do. How does that compare to Marty? They don't get a take home vehicle and unlimited miles. They don't get to pay back to campaign contributors by hiring unqualified family members and friends. Plus all the other spiffs that the Mayor is afforded.

They too should have term limits. But if they did, would anyone step up to run for those thank-less positions? Not me!

The Mayor, one person, should not be able to take one line from the city charter and make it unconstitutional. He has way to much power. He should be a figure head and councilors should be making the decision for the citizens.

We need to go back to the form of government we had pre-1975. And get rid of this corupt dictatorship that we have. And it will just get worse if Marty runs again and wins. God help us!