Yes, the “Good ol Boy System,” (GOBS) is alive and well in Delaware’s General Assembly. What has happened to the days when a person only served in a states general assembly as a citizen legislator instead of a career politician. The good ol days when a persons’ word was his bond and a person could expect honesty from their “citizen legislators.” Well my friends, those days are gone and won’t return unless “we the people,” make it happen.
The two-party system of Delaware, and all of America for that matter is a completely corrupt system to the core. That’s why there are over 142,000 registered unaffiliated independents and so-called third parties that are growing in numbers daily. The Independent Party of Delaware has become the fastest growing party in Delaware, because of its acceptable platform and inclusion of people with many diverse political ideologies.
Shifting political demographics is not the only symptom of a very diseased political structure in Delaware. The General Assembly and especially Delaware’s House, under the new tutelage of “Pistol Pete” Schwartzkopf, has been writing legislation that blatantly violates both the US and Delaware Constitutions. This trend sets an alarming practice of not so subtly removing Delawareans’ Civil and Constitutional rights. I have dubbed Mr. Schwartzkopf as “Pistol Pete,” because he is quick on the draw to relieve Delaware’s citizens of their Constitutional rights but slow on the thought process of being a genuine representative that will follow the “rule of law.”
Great examples of this trend are HB325 of 2012, sponsored by “Pistol Pete,” then the House Majority Leader, that removes any reference from Delaware’s Statutory Law that refers to the sheriff having powers of “conservator of the peace. Most recently the legislation requiring expanded background checks for buying weapons, by lawful citizens. This bill is a knee-jerk feel-good reaction to the recent massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school by a single gunman.
The Second Amendment of the US states very plainly:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
Article XV section 1 of Delawares Constitution reads:
The Chancellor, Judges and Attorney General shall be conservators of the peace throughout the state, and the sheriffs shall be conservators of the peace within the counties respectively in which they reside.
These sections of both the US and Delaware Constitution that I have quoted are extremely easy to read and interpret. Why would “Pistol Pete,” knowingly and wantonly violate the law when writing these bills. I leave the reader with the task of determining Mr. Schwartzkopf’s intentions but one thing is for certain; this very dangerous and troubling trend will not bode well for Delaware’s citizens.
Jack Markell and “Pistol Pete” Schwartzkopf, the Obama puppets have been following in the footsteps of the Messiah who walks on water, Barack Obama and have been attempting to make Delaware the model example of the Republics first fully, “Socialist State”