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Pat McMahon

Updated Oct 4, 2013 - 11:36 am


With all the name-calling and the passing of the buck in Washington, along with the losing of bucks by the rest of us, haven't you, at least, toyed with the idea that if this is truly a representative democratic republic, the voices of the people should be heard?

Now the screams of cynics are heard constantly on the Internet saying the same things repetitively.

No, I mean all the people. Us!

When we're fed up, at the end of our patience with inefficiency and the self-protecting cloak of re-election, what alternatives are we offered? Even if there were term limits, we'd still all have to wait until the next election to make a change.

But when a new car isn't working, if some part of it is found to be defective, the manufacturer doesn't wait until the next model comes out. They recall it. A number of countries have recall options in their constitutions.

America has 50 states. Arizona voted to recall Gov. Evan Mecham before he was impeached.

If we approved a constitutional amendment to recall congressmen and senators, you think maybe that might get their attention?

I'm Pat McMahon.

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About the Author

He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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