A couple of weeks ago we asked, "what is the most important belief that a candidate for elected office can have?" We were curious what our readers would say. 3% said environmental responsibility, 7% social responsibility, 1% change, 8% security, 30% personal freedom and liberty, 5% none of the above, 47% all of the above (read the poll here).
In light of today's culture it should come as no surprise that most wanted it all. What was most encouraging is that 30% said that a belief in personal freedom and liberty was the most important quality in a candidate - without freedom nothing else matters. As a voter you might want to consider that before casting your vote. Forcing environmental or social responsibility on others is its own kind of tyranny. Security in defense of freedom is essential, but when it comes at the cost of liberty it too is tyranny.
This week we take a look at the Almighty Alcalde's Downtown Arena. Do we really need a 12,000 seat arena? Particularly since there's no anchor tenant and no proven means of supporting the taxpayer funded venture. Don't forget to vote!