"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday 21 September 2013

A Favour Returned

I had a comment that the house built in 1880 had more right to be on 32. Longthorpe Court  than a "faux chateaux" 

 It was totally irrelevant to the issue..

I didn't publish it.

The same complainant objected to "the insult" to Councillor Gaertner being published. 

Councillor Gaertner had held elected office for  ten years. 

The lady is sublime in her confidence that  she knows exactly what the community expects of her. 

The authority to monitor words and phrases used  by others in Council debate  she claims for herself
and makes a practice of it. 

Using public resources for legal action  to curtail the right of free expression  to  others is also a power  she has exercised. 

With full confidence in her righteousness. 

No doubt  Councillor Gaertner  is not alone in her  views. She has been re-elected. 

That  there is not unanimous support  for her  conviction is also without question. 

Politicians are public figures. They make the choice when offering  to serve. 

Political views are subject to  public analysis and judgement .

Councillor  Gaertner  has not hesitated  to lower the boom  at considerable economic hardship, on  whoever might  disagree  with her views. 

It hardly leaves room for complaint  when the favour  is returned. 


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Anonymous said...

"That there is not unanimous support for her conviction is also without question."

See, you have something in common.

Anonymous said...

It is obvious that elections do not necessarily result in the best and most qualified people being chosen.

But then, if you didn't have a few stumble-bums for comparison you might think things are all hearts and flowers, or hearts and knaves.

Anonymous said...

"I had a comment that the house built in 1880 had more right to be on 32. Longthorpe Court [Isn't the house in question No. 33?] than a "faux chateaux""

No, that's not what I said. After an effusive description of the McMansions in the new development, you stated the the old, "shabby" original farmhouse didn't "belong" in the neighbourhood. I made the comment that maybe we don't need more 'faux chateaux' on farmland.

Anonymous said...

What farmland ? No farmer owns land now.