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Gerry Weiss: Rejoice in ability to criticize government


Thursday, September 02, 2021

Leave our town councilors alone, shut up and vote. That seems to be the mantra of several opinion pieces and letters I’ve seen in the Bulletin over the past year, including guest columnist Jon McCabe’s piece in the Aug. 27 edition (“Yes to minority rights but no to minority rule”).

How odd to hear people, many of whom railed against the Town Meeting form of government, now whining that people have negative feelings about the new form of government, even disparaging a coming referendum, a form of democracy written into the very same charter that created the new government.

Let us instead rejoice that we live in a country where one can criticize its government, and its workings.

Gerry Weiss

Amherst