Unclear on the concept of representing the people…

Posted: March 20, 2010 by datechguy in internet/free speech, local stuff, opinion/news
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What is the first thing I saw when I got home from the Worcester County Catholic Men’s Conference? An article I couldn’t believe in the sentinel:

Some city councilors said they’re not phased that a Fitchburg resident hired a lawyer to represent him regarding petitions he claims were mishandled by the City Council in February. “Lawyers’ letters don’t scare me,” Councilor-at-large Thomas Conry said Thursday.

Yes the Lawyer letter so didn’t worry him and the other counselors that instead of a 10-1 vote that was used to drop the petitions the entire counsel decided to let the March 16th petition go to the planning board. Update: It was unclear to some readers that I was referring to the March 16th petition advancing, including this edit to make it clear.

And I’m sure that the fact that the other side had legal representation and that Mr. Ciota had a letter from said representation in his possession had nothing to do with his silence at said counsel meeting.

I should make it clear that the article itself is very good. The Sentinel and Enterprise’s coverage has been good. It’s the answers that people are giving that are unbelievable. They go nuts if they hear the word “Planned Parenthood” and they get upset if citizens decide to get representation.

I’m sure the counselors are nice people but not a single one of them where installed in their positions by impressment, unless I’m very much mistaken each person campaigned for election asking the voters for the job. If they don’t want the job they can always resign.

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