This is the first election cycle in the Morongo Basin where forced district elections will take away the rights of everyone to fully participate in the American democratic process. For the first time in my life as a citizen here, I am not allowed to vote for the entire Morongo Basin school board, or for my complete local City Council. My right to express my voice at the ballot box has been silenced because I do not live in one of the gerrymandered districts now forced upon our community.
This is the appalling result of one party political rule in California that endorsed a liberal social engineering agenda to dictate the dismantling of the time-honored open general election process. The proponents of forced district elections believe that individuals cannot stand on their own merit to achieve elected office without gerrymandered districts. The longstanding tradition of the open general election process has always guaranteed the complete participation of the whole community until now.
The new compulsory districts gratuitously implemented by this flawed legislative edict have no demonstrable merit for our communities. The attorney who has been granted a reprehensible immunity to enrich himself at the public expense is conducting an outrageous conspiracy to destroy the general election practice statewide.
My liberal friends who have also lost their full right to vote as result of this pretentious mandate have been conspicuously silent in addressing a social conscience on this issue. This is a challenge to those of the liberal ruling party to explain how fostering this cynical narrow-minded vision of a republic literally dividing us into special districts of less opportunity to vote promotes a better social order. The essential purpose of democracy is to be inclusive of all, not to divide and exclude. Please explain to me and the rest of the people in the Morongo Basin who now have involuntary limited voting rights how this make us a better society. I would welcome you to take a principled stand with me to correct this injustice from your own party to protect our community elections. I am standing up and fighting to defend your right to fully vote too.