Last week's Eye Poll sent Councilor Cadigan's dream of a smoke free world up in smoke. Of course it doesn't surprise us that people resist government intrusion into their lives. Our only concern is that we let it happen so frequently anyway.
Eye On Albuquerque readers believed by over a two to one margin that the state statute already goes too far. In our unscientific poll 65% of readers said that statute goes too far, 31% said the statute doesn't go far enough, while 4% don't care (read the complete results here).
It's encouraging to see that at least our readers are beginning to see the steady but persistent growth of government power - power that is increasing stealing our liberty in the name of some "greater good." Of course politicians and government bureaucrats are the ones that not only decide what constitutes "greater good" but directly benefit from those decisions.
Since the primaries are just around the corner, it's time to take a look at the biggest race here in Eyeland - the race to replace Heather Wilson in the First Congressional District. This week we're looking at the Dems. It's really the only race in play with no less than four candidates vying for the right to challenge either Republican State Senator Joe Carraro or Sheriff Darren White for the open Congressional seat.
Democrats will be choosing from former City Councilor Martin Heinrich the early favorite and first of the four in the race, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Robert Pidcock, and Rebeca Vigil-Giron, Rebecca Vigil-Giron (since her famous spot you always have to say her name at least twice. Don't worry you can only vote for her once. Don't forget to vote!
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Our apologies to Rebecca Vigil-Giron - Rebecca Vigil-Giron. We misspelled her name of all things, spelling it Rebecca Vigil-Jiron - which since it's incorrect you only have to say or type once. Thanks to an Eye reader we have corrected our error above.
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