Susan Bucher, Palm Beach Elections Chief: Champion of Civil Liberties
Friends in the Palm Beach Chapter of the ACLU recently asked us if we had any suggestions whom they might grace with its 2013 Harriette Glasner Freedom Award, "for a Palm Beach County resident whose life and work embodies the values and ideals of the Constitution and the ACLU." When do we not have suggestions?
A little thought and a quick review of the past year's events and it clicked: Susan Bucher, Palm Beach County supervisor of elections.
There are those, like Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who believe there is no "right" to vote -- at least not for the presidency. More civilized beings accept that we all have a right to say who governs us, and no one this year did more than Susan to enable us to exercise that right. She did so in the face of organized villainy by Gov.
Evil Scott and the Taliban Florida GOP, while under withering criticism for problems not of her own making -- problems she addressed with art and aplomb.
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