Monday, February 08, 2021

Why Jacqueline Coleman will make a better Kentucky Governor than Andy Beshear

Governor Andy Beshear's mindless government shutdowns and the Kentucky Supreme Court's rubber stamping leave citizens with only one way out: impeachment.

Well-meaning critics have asked how removing Beshear and replacing him with LG Jacqueline Coleman (click here and listen to 12:24 - 12:37) will make life better for regular people when her policy positions are at least as destructive as his. That's a good question, but the answer is simple: the precedent set by leaving Beshear in office now would be far more problematic in the long run than cutting him cleanly out of office and letting the gaping, bloody, oozing wound scab over in a matter of months instead of sending the message that destroying small businesses and the people who depend on them to score political points is acceptable. 

Make no mistake: if we let his arbitrary rupturing of Kentuckians' livelihoods stand just to get to the next governor in 2023, the next four-year occupant of that office will be worse than Beshear, not better. The precedent we set here will either be that wrecking our economy is okay or it isn't. Let's take our lumps now by removing Beshear and start picking up the pieces while we still can, with a clear message to the world that we don't stand for politicians trying to micromanage an airborne virus.