We're lucky to be witnessing such amazing political changes around the world.
First, we see the Soviet Union, Romania and other Eastern Bloc countries changing their political systems to permit dissenting points of view. Now this momentum has spread to Mission Viejo.
One of the five Mission Viejo council members, Robert A. Curtis, dares to express points of view that put him at odds with the powerful Mission Viejo Co., the town's builder.
The company was so fearful of this lone voice of dissent that it and friends spent $500,000 in a filed effort to recall him, while he defended himself with a paltry $39,000. To top it off, a couple of Curtis' fellow council members took the unusual action of joining the recall effort against their colleague.