Impeachment. The word carries a great deal of weight. It is not an easy thing. But in Delaware, with a tyrant like Governor Jack Markell, it is necessary. Yes, he is a lame duck with only a year left. But what he has done to Delaware while he wears the crown has been abusive, egregious and unacceptable. It is not too late to impeach him. It is not too late to send a message that the very same people who give you power can just as easily take it away. This needs to happen so we can rebuild Delaware from the ground up. We really have no choice. The children are the future of this state. If we lose them now, we lose our future.
Our economy is in dire straights. We are now on the cusp of losing a company that has operated in Delaware for over 200 years. Governor Markell has no clue how to fix it. Instead, he is sending the smartest kids to China for a couple of weeks each summer to that country’s biggest auto plant. We are going to lose DuPont, or at the very least the company’s identity as THE Delaware company. We have lost more than we gained during Markell’s two terms as Governor. He came in like a lion during the greatest recession this country experienced since the Great Depression.
Since day one, it has all been about “education reform” with Jack. We have seen how Jack Markell and the Rodel Foundation have tried to “fix” education in Delaware. He meticulously set up his House of Cards with his hand-picked State Board of Education and Secretaries of Education in Delaware. He has strong allies in the Delaware General Assembly who seem to exist to do his bidding and not those of their constituents. He is a master of distraction and manipulation. He has the uncanny ability of turning crap into gold. But for all the lies and propaganda coming from Jack Markell, how are things really different then they were seven years ago? I would argue they are far worse. But I would hazard to guess those who profit from education, the “privateers”, the investors, the hedge funders… they have done remarkably well based on Markell’s actions.
It hasn’t worked, and that’s all you need to know. So how does the Delaware Governor get into a place where the legislators would want to impeach him? Doesn’t there have to be some evidence of wrongdoing on his part? Absolutely! Which is why I am calling for someone in power to demand a FULL investigation into the personal finances of Governor Markell, as well as an investigation into how his allies and friends have financially benefitted from every single education decision he has made in Delaware. Going back to his time as Treasurer of Delaware. I believe he has played most of his cards and set up most of what he wants on his road to power, so going back even fifteen years based on what is happening now is prudent.
This needs to happen. Because if you think Governor Jack Markell is bad, wait until he attempts to get a Cabinet position for the next United States President. Our children cannot afford any more power for a man who has already abused the power he has. We have allowed this up until now. But we also have the ability to change this. Not tomorrow. Now.