Yesterday, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford testified in his conflict-of-interest trial that was instigated by noted left-wing lawyer Clayton Ruby.
When Ford claimed the trial was ‘politically motivated’, he was absolutely right. Not only because it is on the thinnest of charges – that he participated in a city council meeting where his children’s football foundation was up for a $3,000 grant (how did this grant even affect him personally?), but also because of the trial’s intended goal: to overturn the municipal election where the voters of Toronto indicated their overwhelming preference for him over George Smitherman. Removal from office for promoting a children’s charity! My God, what an assault on democracy.
Of course, this trial has nothing to do with a miniscule grant to a worthy cause. It is obvious that the real goal of Ruby and his claque of City Hall special interest groups is to overturn the will of the people because they don’t like the decision they made.
I have read in places that our courts are extremely reluctant to overturn democratic results and are likely to not remove Ford from office, but I am not so sure. Some pretty left-wing ‘judicial activists’ have been appointed to the court.
I only note two things in the event that they succeed in subverting democracy:
1. This end-run around the will of the people will have serious unintended consequences. Ford’s replacement mayor will be elected by city council, but at the next municipal election, Mayor Illegitimate will face a firestorm of voter anger for benefiting from this usurpation of democracy. And so will the left-wing schemers on city council who orchestrated this.
2. We should plan on doing the same thing to every single left-wing elected official we can. If they want to use legal warfare to overturn legitimate election results, then we should teach the left that this weapon is a two-edged sword.