The Sussex Democrats are idiots
Here is why the Sussex Democrats will never elect another Freeholder in Sussex County and so will never matter. At the agitation of Sussex County Freeholders Richard Vohden and Phil Crabb, the County formally asked for an ethics investigation against fellow Freeholder George Graham, because Graham had allegedly let the taxpaying public know about details of Freeholder Board business that Vohden and Crabb wanted kept from the public.
That's right, Freeholder Graham believes the public has the right to know what is going on in the public body that collects and spends its property tax dollars. Vohden and Crabb like to keep the public in the dark (like they did when they negotiated the solar deal and then passed a bailout that will cost taxpayers millions). The favorite means used by Vohden and Crabb to blind the public to their activities is called "executive session," they over-use something that should be used sparingly and only for the most legally sensitive matters.
In theory, "executive session" should only be used by a public body to discuss sensitive personnel and legal matters. But under the directorships (more like dictatorships) of Vohden and then Crabb, executive session has been used to shut the public out of discussions they should know about. They end up learning about it too late, when the bill comes, and often after what was covered up turns out to be a scam.
Now if you think that the Democrats are rallying to make hay out of this and, more importantly, to make themselves relevant around the kitchen tables of Sussex County, then you would be wrong. Instead of focusing on a bread and butter issue like transparency, the Sussex County Democrats have jumped into foreign policy and joined with a group that is taking Russian President Putin's side against the United States.
In correspondence advertising the Sussex Democrats' December 5th rally in Newton, a neo-Marxist Group called New Jersey Peace Action claimed that making the Obama Justice Department and the FBI responsible for ensuring that no terrorists slip through using the cover of Syrian refugees (as happened in the Paris attacks that murdered 130 innocent people, mainly young people attending a rock concert) would "effectively block Syrian refugees from entering the United States." Last time we checked, the administration of President Barack Obama wasn't anti-refugee, so claiming that an Obama appointee would be so tough on refugee applications for residency is pretty darned remarkable and says a lot about just who this "Peace Action" group thinks is coming into the United States.
In the same correspondence, the Marxists who the Sussex County Democrats have chosen to align themselves with make this boldfaced lie: "As we know, the majority of Syrian refugees are widowed women and children."
Here are the facts, directly from the federal agency responsible for refugee resettlement: "Since the Paris terror attacks on November 13, the State Department has admitted 132 Syrian refugees into the United States, and all 132 are Sunni Muslims. No Christian, Druze, Shi’ite, Alawite, or member of any other religious minority in Syria has been admitted over that period, according to data from the State Department Refugee Processing Center. The majority of the 132 Syrian refugees permitted to resettle in the U.S. since November 13 (72) are male, the minority female (60). Of the 132 total, 39 (29.5 percent) have been men between the ages of 14 and 50."
And true to its membership in the "Blame America First" league, the "Peace Action" nuts make this claim in their correspondence: "Given the amount of damage the United States has done in the region, this is partially our responsibility."
So America is responsible for the refugee crisis in Syria because President Obama opposes the barbaric regime in power there? Wow, that sounds a lot like the position taken by the murderous regime of Bashar al-Assad, Dictator of Syria and Commander-in-Chief of its murderous and rapacious armed forces. It is also the position taken by that regime's primary supporter -- President Vladimir Putin of Russia.
In aligning itself with New Jersey Peace Action, the Sussex County Democrats have aligned themselves with career dirt-bags who oppose the patriotic American men and women of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. During a time when terrorists target military recruiting offices and murder the brave young people who serve there, these idiots are out protesting those same recruiting offices. Here they are protesting an American military recruitment office in Elizabeth, New Jersey:
The spineless idiots of Peace Action reject the American eagle and take as their mascot the puffin -- a fat, frightened bird species who fear to come out of their holes lest the black backed gulls eat them. No kidding, the gulls grab a puffin and shake it so furiously that they turn it inside out. That is their vision for America: Inside-out. To ensure peace, they prescribe slavery.
Shame on the Sussex County Democrats for ignoring kitchen table issues and for instead climbing into bed with these America-blamers.