Letter: Of fear and freedom

In his letter to the editor (“Charter Review Commission choices important,” Letters to the Editor, Sequim Gazette, Oct. 15, page A-12), Roger Fight could have been “forthcoming” by stating his chairmanship of the Clallam County Democrat Party.

Of fear and freedom

In his letter to the editor (“Charter Review Commission choices important,” Letters to the Editor, Sequim Gazette, Oct. 15, page A-12), Roger Fight could have been “forthcoming” by stating his chairmanship of the Clallam County Democrat Party.

Possibly, he sought to avoid stunning many readers with his Democrat worries about wasting tax dollars? More likely, Fight fears loss of tax dollars and union control. Freedom is not free.

If the Sequim initiatives (or any process) liberates workers from union membership, progressives will lose funds for their endless destructive wealth redistribution schemes, union dues for supporting progressive candidates, or for unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats destroying individual freedom, property rights and our free enterprise system.

Mr. Fight doesn’t disclose that without placement on the ballot as legally mandated, costs increase from $3,000 to approximately $30,000 for a special election. Instead, of adopting or allowing voters to vote, council members lawlessly declared the initiatives “illegal”—an authority no city official can claim.

Is Fight truthfully ignorant of this fact as he advances council members’ and progressives’ shameful promotion of this falsehood violating our democratic process?

In a Port O’Call advertisement, Fight’s recommended charter review candidates advertise as proponents of a “transparent process … and being responsive to the community.” Oops! This list includes three candidates (Councilmen Miller, Hays and Norma Turner) publicly opposing the transparency initiatives. Uh-oh!

Can we believe these candidates or Fight’s’ other listed candidates will be “responsive to the community” since these three “responsive” candidates ignored 654 initiative certified petition-signers and opposed a “transparent process” for contract negotiations? Uh-oh! Pinocchio?

Susan Shotthafer

Port Angeles

 

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