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published Sunday, November 06, 2011

For those out of the loop, George Norcross, is the South Jersey Democratic 6a00d8341bf7d953ef015392daa1cc970b-320wipowerbroker that candidate James was referring to in 2006 as ‘The Machine’. He has ruled like a ‘king’ over South Jersey communities since 1991.

Image: Before July 9, 1776, an equestrian statue of King George II stood menacingly on Bowling Green in New York City. On that date, Patriots toppled the structure and cut it into pieces.

Candidate James did win the election that year and was re-elected for a second term in November 2010. Yet, many will say ‘The Machine’  also known as King George is still in control of Gloucester City today. 

I believe those powerful words spoken by the mayor in 2006 are just as prevalent today as they were five years ago. 

Look around your community, then ask yourself has my town improved in the 20 years that ‘King’ George has been in power?  Or have things stayed the same or gotten worst? Am I being taxed out of my home? Do my elected leaders listen to my cries for help? Do they just patronize me with the response “we will look into your problem and get back to you.” Do those in power make decisions that
will affect my life without asking for my opinion (e.g. Camden County-wide police Boss+tweedforce) 

I could continue but you get my point.

image: Tammy Hall Political Boss William Tweed. For the better part of a decade following the Civil War, virtually nothing happened in New York without Boss Tweed giving it the okay. He even hand-picked a mayor named Oakey Hall. Sounds like George Norcross!

Today's election (Nov. 8, 2011) comes down to a simple choice. If you are satisfied with your community/county/state being governed by George Norcross hiding in the shadows and telling those in office what they should do, then vote the Democrats back into office. 

On the other hand, if you want to change the way your government has been run for the past 20 years then vote straight Republican on Tuesday, November 8. 

Whatever you decide just remember to vote. A government by the people, for the people just, cannot work without the people. This is a simple fact.  While it is easy to say "one vote doesn't make a difference" the reality is that every vote counts. You have to remember that as an individual your vote may seem to be little more than a whisper, but when your vote is combined with the votes of others who share your views it becomes a voice. The more like voters there are the louder that voice grows.

Polls are open Tuesday from 6 am to 8 pm. Remember to check your sample ballot for the location of your polling booth.

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  • Comments

    vote for a change said...

    throw the James gang out of office as fast as we can, the James gang has embarrassed our city badly. they have not made the city better during their years in office. they have lined their pockets with pay and benefits.

    freedom for America said...

    “The penalty for not participating in politics is to be governed by your inferiors” stated by Plato. The most important thing one can do is become involved and know the principles that the people running for office, stand for. Both Parties need to clean house of their incumbents!

    No Credibility said in reply to you're cancelled...

    " keep our monies within the municipalities instead of relying on and paying expensive outside contractors." Bill James 10-30-06 Well you failed on that concept mayor.

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