After Vermont citizens discovered that their mayor had secretly brought in more Syrian refugees and given them taxpayer-funded housing and benefits, they were understandably furious. However, just when the mayor thought he had gotten away with it, outraged citizens showed him that if he’s going to take and redistribute what’s theirs, they’ll do the same to him.
Liberal politicians seem to misunderstand that their job is to represent the people, not impose the will of a vocal minority and leftist agenda on the masses. In fact, although Muslim migrants make up only a fraction of a percent of our population, leftists treat their demands as if they’re coming straight from the voting majority. Fortunately, citizens of one Vermont city recently proved that while tyranny is just a generation away, so is its death.
Months ago, it was discovered that Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras had reached out to a refugee resettlement organization and agreed to bring in 100 Muslim asylum seekers from Syria and Iraq against citizens’ wishes and without even informing them. After the city found out about Louras’ deceptive move, they quickly gathered a town meeting, in which the overall mentality was indignance. Unfortunately for the mayor, the townspeople didn’t plan on stopping at merely voicing their outrage.
Vermont newspaper Seven Days reports that 5-time elected Mayor Louras was voted out of office and replaced with an anti-resettlement candidate as citizens expressed their disapproval of his redistribution of their taxpayer funds by redistributing his city position. In a devastating loss that even Louras admits was due to his pro-refugee stance, the 10-year mayoral incumbent lost his chair to Alderman Dave Allaire by a massive 52 percent to 34 percent.
The loss was expected since furious citizens expressed their outrage during an Alderman board meeting. Local reporters described the meeting as “standing room only” in which more than 120 residents were “hammering officials” about the 55-year-old mayor’s resettlement of 100 asylum seekers. Citizens brought up concerns about contagious diseases and refugees’ support of Sharia law before they forecast that Louras had sealed his fate with his sneaky decision.
“He’s a go-at-it alone person. Keeps a lot of information and ideas close to the vest, except for a close-knit group he has around him,” said Alderman David Allaire, a longtime Louras rival, in an interview. “You should be doing just the opposite. Don’t just lay it on everybody and say, ‘I know better, and that’s it.’”
The election proved exactly what the outraged citizens had warned as Louras watched his plummeting approval rating manifest in a 776-vote gap. Allaire, who had previously criticized his opponent’s manipulative actions easily swept the election in what reports are calling a humiliating defeat. Incredibly, although Louras had beaten Allaire in 2 past elections, the political tides turned solely because of his plan to resettle refugees at the taxpayers’ expense, according to Breitbart.
Louras responded to voters with the same arrogance and obliviousness that’s causing liberals to lose elections across the U.S.
“Though I wanted to think this was not a referendum on refugee resettlement, I continue to believe, as I’ve articulated, Rutland is a microcosm of the national conversation on immigration and refugees, and ultimately it was not an election on the issues but an election based on emotions,” Louras told the Associated Press.
In stark contrast, Allaire focused on addressing the reasons citizens chose him over Louras, reiterating his dedication to being transparent with voters.
“One of the first things I want to do is restore the trust in City Hall . . .That’s what I’m going to do,” the Associated Press reported he said at an election night victory party.
Louras’ defeat was not only easily avoidable but also self-inflicted. He defiantly went against the will of the people to impose his own emotionally-driven agenda. That’s the only reason he hid it from the board and his voters. Even he couldn’t deny that the liberals demanding more refugees don’t want to house migrants themselves and are no longer the majority.
Americans are becoming more fed up with the liberal political elite forcing them to pay for a failed agenda. Although leftists aren’t going to wake up to the truth anytime soon, they’re at least realizing that we’re taking back our nation and putting them in their rightful place the way the Founding Fathers intended.