Did voters pay attention?
I know this election was fair, honest and transparent. Although I am disappointed with some of the results, I have no quarrel with the process.
However, I question whether everyone knew what he/she was voting for and electing. We now have a tax collector who is still in college and seems to feel he can run the tax collection office as a part-time job.
If fewer taxes are collected what will happen? Programs will have to be cut. Our schools will not be funded as well. When the percentage of taxes collected goes down, so does the county’s bond rating. We have elected a man who seems totally unready for his new job. I am worried about our fiscal future.
Beth G. Johnson
Here’s a reason to speak up
“Silence is golden” is a reminder conveyed to me on many occasions.
But I have always been one to say what I believe needs to be said, regardless of the consequences.
What created this characteristic? The Vietnam War.
Some may recall the accusations made against those who served in Vietnam. Baby killers and murders. This after 13 mentally devastating months of fighting in Vietnam.
We were told to disregard these foolish comments because America’s ”silent majority” stood with us.
If this so-called American “silent majority” truly supported us, they would never have remained silent allowing Vietnam veterans to endure such abuse.
I vowed back then; I would never be like them, I would never remain silent out of fear of retribution.
To this end, I author articles addressing concerns such as: Unqualified elected officials, distracted by outside influences, or overburdened with the enormity of their office. While those who recognize these problems stand silently by doing nothing. But “I” should remain silent because silence is golden?
Schools teaching our children inappropriate material without parental knowledge or approval. But “I” should remain silent because silence is golden?
A government exceeding its Constitutional authority and destroying our country from within. But “I” should remain silent because silence is golden?
The invasion of our country through our southern border. But “I” should remain silent because silence is golden?
Rampant crime, shackles people to their homes our of fear for their lives. But “I” should remain silent because silence is golden?
“Wokism.” People, businesses and major companies bowing to the demands of a small fraction of idiots in fear of being cancelled out.
Yet these same entities, who are so easily brought to their knees over fear of mere words, have no problem sending 18- and 19-year old’s off to face the horrors of unwarranted wars. Young men and women expected to endure indescribable levels of fear for up to thirteen months. But “I” should remain silent because silence is golden?
I will not stay silent regardless of the consequences.
I will never give up my First Amendment right to speak because sometimes silence is not always golden.
How does this make sense?
Could someone please explain to me why an experienced, qualified tax collector who has successfully run the office for Haywood County was voted out in favor of a college student with no experience and no qualifications that I am aware of?
Surely, surely it’s not just because there was an R after his name.
Did we learn nothing from the Cawthorn fiasco?