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Civility starts in Kindergarten

 

August 3, 2017 | View PDF



An item in yes-vote newspaper commentary on July 27— I certainly hope Assembly Members haven’t sworn to always vote the so-called majority. We vote for candidates with whom we find the most resonance, the candidate with the most votes wins the election, then we follow what happens. If we aren’t mostly aligned, we don’t vote for them again. Of all the nerve, an Assembly Member voting their conscience, of all the nerve!

Another item in yes-vote newspaper commentary on July 27— I’m not saying this is right, I’m just saying code is disregarded often at Assembly Meetings and that disregard gets glossed over. Additionally, I checked HBC 2.10.200A (quorum), HBC 2.06.990 (definitions), and AS.44.62.310 (open meetings). It’s ridiculous, there was no wrongdoing in any of these categories, the allegations are made up, contrived, nasty.

Something I’ve heard— that people are planning on voting yes to show support for Brad Ryan, that he’s doing nothing to discourage this way of thinking and acting. Give me a break, folks, develop some perspective on a workable political life in Haines. The recall election is not about the Director of Public Facilities or the Manager, in case you hadn’t noticed.

Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Those are the top three in Robert Fulghum’s “All I ever needed to know, I learned in Kindergarten.” Don’t give in to childish tantrums. I’m asking you again, please look at yourself, please act like a caring, conscious grown-up. Vote No in the recall election.

Evelyna Vignola

 
 

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