Wells’s arrogance discounts voters
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In the Oct. 18 edition of The Times-Independent, Curtis Wells indicates that the county council should find a resolution to Proposition 9 “because it would be ‘messy’ if the issue were left up to the voters.” What arrogance.

I hate to be the one to tell you this, Mr. Wells, but that’s how democracy works. It has always been messy. And, whether you like it or not, democracy is still the way we make decisions in this country. Admittedly, the most efficient form of government is an autocracy where the will of the one (or two or three) is imposed on the people, regardless of their wishes. But at this point in time, voters still have the right to decide for ourselves how we choose to be governed. If that’s too messy for you, maybe you need to resign and find another way to impose your undoubtedly superior wisdom on us ordinary folk.

–Michaelene Pendleton


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