[quote name='tplane37' post='115063' date='Sep 20 2008, 01:48 PM'][quote name='abolt243' post='115031' date='Sep 20 2008, 09:00 AM'][quote name='Molly B.' post='115027' date='Sep 20 2008, 08:51 AM'][quote name='Gooch' post='114999' date='Sep 19 2008, 10:29 PM']Quite frankly I am almost too pissed off to even comment on this.
A couple things come to mind.
[size=4]WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WORDING THE QUESTION IN THIS MANNER.
Someone please post their phone number so I can have a little "chat" with them.
Also, as I said from the beginning, [size=4]CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES DO NOT BELONG ON A FRICKIN BALLOT!!!
So much for the saying "For the people, by the people"........ I am totally disgusted with this State.
We're with you Gooch. This is something started by a group of well-intentioned county board members, however, IllinoisCarry was not consulted beforehand and neither I believe was the ISRA or NRA. We could have and would have forewarned them as you so eloquently put it - "CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES DO NOT BELONG ON A FRICKIN BALLOT!!!"
The proponents of this referendum need to be having townhall meetings in each county to educate their voters before the election.
We desperately need a "Biting my Tongue" emoticon here!!
This one's as close as we get at the moment...
Works great along side this emoticon quite often...
And tends to lead to this...
Which usually leads to both of the following (in order)...
You can now successfully determine my thoughts on putting CCW on the ballot.
Maybe this issue shouldn't be on the ballot but do you have a better way of getting Springfield to do something? I am sick and tired of this sort of arm chair quarterbacking. We are doing our best to get this done in a fashion that works the system. You can't change stupid!!!! We are here on the front line taking all the negative crap and you are sitting there dishing it out. I don't see your name on a yard sign or on the ballot running for office. Very little pay for a lot of hard work. Time away from our families, special family gatherings, birthdays with kids and grandkids just to be belittled by you. I accept the responsibility with pride but crap like this hurts. Don't take me wrong, I respect your opinions but I for one am trying to do the right thing for all of you. You have no idea how things work until you actually walk in our shoes. The people who you speak of are great public servants and dedicated to our cause. I am proud to hold public office and won't give up without a fight. I just don't like fighting the people I am working for.