Recall Gosar?

By Elisha Dorfsmith

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the biweekly Flagstaff Tea Party meeting and Constitution Class.  It was inspiring to see so many enthusiastic people show up to learn more about our founding documents. Instructor Robert J. Thorpe is teaching out of a well researched book titled The Original Constitution by Robert G. Natelson. I highly recommend it!

Throughout the evening, the name of Congressman Paul Gosar kept coming up. When Gosar was campaigning he would speak at tea party meetings and wave a pocket Constitution around saying that he would defend and uphold it and follow it to the letter.

Now that he has a voting record, tea party members are starting to realize that Gosar was all talk. Rather than defending and upholding the Constitution and being accountable to his constituents, he has been proudly voting the Republican party line.

Contrary to popular opinion, tea party members do not want elected officials who vote with their party 100% of the time. They want free thinking representatives who will stand up and fight for their freedom, their core values, and the Constitution. Gosar=FAIL.

Gosar voted to extend the Patriot Act, voted for the most recent funding CR, and it sounds like he plans on voting to extend the debt ceiling. These are all things that the majority of the tea party members I know oppose. In fact, tea party members flooded Gosar with emails and phone calls begging him to vote no on these bills and many (including myself) never received a reply of any kind…not even a form letter. I remember talking to people who were furious at Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick for always sending a simple form letter or email but at least she responded with something. Clearly, Congressman Gosar could care less what his constituents think. Even those who worked so hard to help get him elected.

After last night’s meeting, I talked to a several people who are seriously considering a campaign to recall Gosar. Gosar took an oath to uphold the constitution and then voted to take our 4th Amendment rights away. He promised fiscal sanity and now he’s voting for continuing resolutions that keep current spending levels high. He lied to the tea party and he betrayed them.

When I got home, I found this article waiting for me:

Angry voters oust Miami-Dade mayor in special vote!

How encouraging!

This is a terrible time to be a politician who does not represent constituents and core supporters. This is a bad time to trample the Constitution and lie to get elected. People are waking up. People are paying attention! Most of all, people are remembering every time their elected officials screw them over.

As soon as someone gets the ball rolling and the effort to recall Congressman Gosar is started, I will be happy to volunteer my time gathering signatures and spreading the word.

More information on Arizona recall laws can be found here:

Laws Governing Recall In Arizona

I am not sure if those state laws apply to representatives who are elected to Congress. They may just apply to state office. I will be doing more research soon.

UPDATE: As I’m researching a possible recall of Gosar, I’m running into lots of articles that say you cannot recall a Congressperson. If that’s the case, we need to find a replacement and get ready for 2012 ASAP. If anyone has any information showing that a recall is possible, please let me know.

In the meantime, keep the pressure on Gosar and tell him to start defending the Constitution! You can contact him here:

Congressman Paul Gosar

www.flagstafflibertyalliance.com

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  1. March 16, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    As I’m researching a possible recall, I’m running into lots of articles that say you cannot recall a Congressperson. If that’s the case, we need to find a replacement and get ready for 2012 ASAP. If anyone has any information showing that a recall is possible, please let me know.

  2. Oops we did it again
    March 17, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Brad Beauchamp 2012

    • Cap Daschete
      March 18, 2011 at 11:28 am

      who “we” kemosabi

      • March 18, 2011 at 12:16 pm

        I regret my vote for Gosar. I should have gone with my gut feeling and voted for the Libertarian.

  3. RONNIE
    March 17, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    We needed Bradley Beauchamp, but the American Dental Association put the money out to ensure Gosar won the votes. I did not vote for Paul in the primary elections because I felt he was very weak and would vote how the ADA wanted him to vote. ADA is one of the strongest lobbying groups in D.C.

    We need to work on replacing Gosar with a true Constitutional Conservative, (we had one in Beauchamp) for the 2012 election.

  4. Cap Daschete
    March 18, 2011 at 11:23 am

    So here is the guy who felt government needed to save the sheeples’ teeth. And now the sheeple are suprised that he is just another big government hack. Disturbing.

  1. May 26, 2011 at 7:36 pm

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