On Wednesday evening, August 14th, the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held a scheduled meeting to discuss placing a public question on the November ballot to address the Murphy administration’s illegal Sanctuary State directive. A ballot question was proposed. It passed with every vote.
This was representative democracy at work… in an open public meeting…
Except that the so-called “Democrats” were there to stop the vote from ever happening. At the direction of the same State Democrats who strong armed Jersey City Mayor Michael Fulop out of the gubernatorial primary in 2017, Sussex County Democrats tried to shut down the meeting and stop the vote from ever happening.
Sussex Democrats were instructed to use the occupancy code to try to have the Freeholders meeting cancelled until after the August 16th deadline for public questions to appear on the November ballot. They contacted local officials and had them come to the Freeholders meeting to do an occupancy count. The Democrats were more than matched in turnout and their plans were stymied by Skylands Tea Party President Bill Hayden, who had his people leave the meeting. The Sussex Democrat coordinating the operation was heard reporting back on her cell phone: “Our plan failed.”
These tactics are right out of the Antifa handbook and disgusted citizens who had come to the meeting to participate in democracy and open government. Some went to social media to comment on what they saw, including the gentleman below:
“I was shocked to see the way the democrat operatives used phony issues and outrages to basically try to shut down the vote. The way they pretended they couldn’t hear, the way they sabotaged the audio system before the meeting, the way they pretended their (sic) was a fire code violation and the hearing had to be shut down...we aren’t just fighting for issues here, we are fighting for our constitution, our way of life. The democrats are really Bolshevik thugs.”
Now the Democrats have been provided with another opportunity to obstruct due process and the rule of law. This time it is courtesy of the Board of Trustees of the Sussex County Community College (SCCC).
The politicization of the SCCC is very troubling and runs contrary to the rules governing the college. The lobbying by Democrats and the coordination with the Board raises serious concerns.
These issues will be addressed in the weeks and months ahead.