The Morgan Messenger’s June 27 headline and selection of letters to the editor had me shaking my head in disbelief.
The winner is the front page headline. It’s an approach a frustrated adolescent would take. Suggesting a special levy for vote is a roundabout way of saying, “If you want a new facility, simple, we’ll just create another tax to really piss people off.” Not sneaky enough Commissioner Stacy Dugan. A lot of us read right through it and it won’t work. I can almost guarantee this will backfire and really put animal lovers into overdrive on our broken-down animal control facility.
The motive behind Commissioners Dugan and Close not reappointing Amy Lane to the Planning Commission is so obvious it’s truly sickening. Again, it’s the animal control issue. The monster is really out of the box now. If these commissioners must resort to such methods, at least be a little more clever, sneaky and creative.
This whole animal control issue arose out of compassion for our beloved animal companions, but has morphed into a disgusting display of stubbornness, power grabbing and vendettas in good ole Jerkwater, USA.
Seems the only recourse is by private citizens. If I had a choice, I’d take my tax dollars and make a nice campfire with them rather than hand them over to self-righteous and self-serving government agencies, such as exist in places like Morgan County.
A passing grade in respect and common sense should be a requirement for graduation in all high schools. Per Jim DuPont’s letter regarding “Move Over” Law, we shouldn’t need one. Unfortunately people’s lack of common sense and respect for each other warrants it. If an emergency vehicle of even a private citizen is present close to the road, either move over or slow down. That also goes for highway workers. Basic respect. In the Midwest, the only thing that slows drivers down are signs reading “Hit a Highway Worker and Go To Prison For 20 Years.” People do slow down.
I know I’m harping on something, but if we need laws and threats to respect each other, our animal control problem in Morgan could be a lost cause. Try doing something from your heart for once in your life. After all, humans do not have a monopoly on pain and suffering. Take my word for it.
John N. Kronyak III