Voters' responsibilities do not expire at the ballot boxes. Legislative bodies empower bureaucracies which often exceeded the boundaries of their constitutional limits. This happens at all government levels.
In West Virginia, for example, education bureaucrats reinterpreted legislative action to facilitate homosexual indoctrination in the public schools. Public and legislature acceptance only paves the pathway to a Sodom and Gomorrah outcome.
The true identity of President Obama and his agenda for the next four years is revealed in the carefully documented movie "2016." The current Democratic Party is scary - particularly with respect to the party's vacillating positions regarding the creator God and support of Jerusalem and Israel.
Mountaintop removal coal mining (MTR) may prove to be the most divisive and contested issue in West Virginia history. The exceptional documented movie "The Last Mountain" should provide clarity for both proponents and opponents. Contrasting points of view in the documentary are fairly presented. Bill Raney, president of the West Virginia Coal Association, begins the dialogue followed by Bo Webb, Maria Gunnoe, retired coal miners Chuck Nelson and Ed Wiley, Don Blankenship, Bobby Kennedy Jr., Jack Spadaro, former superintendent of Mine, Health and Safety Academy, Jennifer Massey and a host of others.
The threat to Marsh Fork Elementary School pupils caused by MTR and the 2.8 billion toxic sludge dam above the school led to massive non-violent citizen demonstrations. However, there is no mention of the much larger toxic coal ash dam in Pleasants County.
Ed Wiley was photographed reading the riot act to then-Gov. Joe Manchin who had failed to take remedial action. Swarms of police were photographed in a frenzy, even muscling grandmothers in wheelchairs out of the governor's office.
MTR and underground coal mining are vastly different, with urgency to abolish the former. With careful documentation, reading of our Constitution and adherence to biblical principles, the above and many other issues would be no-brainers for 2012 voters.
James C. Rymer