"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 15 March 2014

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "All Join In The Chorus":

How can we have an honest discussion without opposing views?

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 15 March 2014 11:01


I didn't say  I would  delete opposing views.

A difference of opinion and a mean and spiteful, venomous attack are not the same.

A rational argument is not enhanced by  aspersions on character, moral or intellectual.

That's why Parliamentary Rules of Order  require  the person who has the floor to speak only to the question on the table.

Speaking of which, Grace Marsh should be encouraged to  be a candidate in the next election.

Grace  has a wealth of knowledge and integrity to  bring to a Council .

We are not short of ability in Aurora. But we do need to restore confidence.


Anonymous said...

Yes, I'd like to see Grace Marsh give it another go. I'd also like Bob McRoberts to run again.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see Grace run but she took such a nasty hammering with the last council that I hesitate to even suggest such a thing. I felt so badly because we had voted for her & encouraged others to do so.

Anonymous said...

Bob Rae had an excellent article on Peledeau in the Globe this week. You can get it on Google now & avoid their pay wall.

Anonymous said...

I actually have been waiting to see if Grace, Bob and Allison would run again.

Anonymous said...

There is no rush. No advantage to be gained by an early entry unless you are new & want to get known for being active. The individuals you mention need no introduction to Aurora. Let the newbies and the uncertains run around in circles.

Anonymous said...

16:40- Your right...It's just that it would be nice to know that we would have a few solid candidates now. Can you tell that patience isn't my strongest suit? :)

Anonymous said...

The Rae article was followed by hundreds of very good comments showing good depth & historical understanding. Very few troll hits.