Time rolling around when a lot of candidates will surface
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 9, 2008
2008 is here!
Early preparations for the 2008
municipal elections are well underway.
Have you noticed things happening?
Potential candidates are appearing
in places they have not visited
since the last municipal election.
Work is beginning in areas of
the city that have been neglected
since the last election.
This administration is trying to
solve the problems they have created
since 2004 and patting themselves
on the back for it.
Issues that arouse deep emotions
are being used in an attempt
to muster votes and financial support;
i.e. the old “for our children”
excuse used in the school superintendent
situation and the “piggy
backing” of a movie theater on the
12 million dollar bond issue.
The recent and well advertised
Open House at City Hall in an attempt
to convince us they have always
had our best interests in
mind and that open communication
has always been their priority.
Church pulpits are, once again,
being exploited to stir emotions of
faith and allegiance in order to
lead congregations to vote for a
certain candidate and/or for a certain
political issue (bond issue).
These are only a few of the tactics
this administration is using to
cloud the issues that have not
Benjamin Franklin said, “We
must, indeed, all hang together or,
most assuredly, we shall all hang
Our city has arrived at a point of
stagnation that no city should
have to experience. The decisions
we make concerning the leadership
in the next election have never
been more critical.
In what direction do we need to
go? Who can start us in that direction?
Are we satisfied the way
things are? Do we feel we are properly
represented? Do we feel it’s
time for a change?
We must encourage all citizens
of this city to weigh the advantages/
disadvantages of continuing
in our present direction.
Our emotions, no matter how
well intended, can lead us to make
wrong decisions that we may regret
May God Bless Selma