In Your Opinion: Statues Are A Symptom Of The Problem

By Bill Connell.

I am getting tired of the statue saga but it has a storyline that’s speaks to my disillusionment of government and the sad state of affairs of public discourse.

Mark Grieco, who has written in this space, is a relentless critical thinker. I would never ask him to join a glee club or hire him to work on a suicide hot line, but he always has a clinical perspective.  I only have bursts of critical thought; the rest comes from the heart.  On this matter though, I am being more like Mark and breaking it down.

I am not saying the Republicans are any better but the Democrats have a problem.  They are looking high and low for what is wrong when the answer is under their nose.

Republicans coming out at the last council meeting have given Democratic leadership an excuse to not pay attention to complaints.  It must be a conspiracy.

Heads up Democrats, Republicans did not violate protocol, Republicans did not write an offensive email.  Locally they came  out to defend themselves.  On a county level they attempted to make hay of the issue.   No big surprise. Democrats would have done the same thing.  Peg Schaefer should not make fun of Republicans and hide from the Rajiv Prasad Issue.

This is one reason public discourse is so bad, people focus more on reactions to the problem and don’t address the problem.  I suspect Tuesday’s Township Council meeting will move our focus more toward people’s reactions and off the issue of how council needs to function.  Republicans are not  the problem, they are a symptom of the problem. Statues are not the problem; they are symptom of the problem.

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