Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Letís support each other

A society or community should be judged on how they treat their children and how they treat their elderly. Once again, we are being asked to support an organization in our county with a levy for Blaine Manor on Aug. 3.

The residents of Hailey stepped up recently in support of a new rodeo grounds/ice rink development, and the residents of Blaine County recently approved the Blaine County School District's Strategic Plan Levy last fall, and prior to that a new facility for the Sheriff's Department. I hope we continue this practice and vote for the Blaine Manor levy.

The political landscape of this country is extremely embarrassing. The partisan bickering and pandering from both sides is deplorable—especially on the federal stage. We suffer the daily doses of reminders that our federal government has run up a debt that is unimaginable. While our nation flounders economically with unchecked federal spending and our state cuts education, we can be proud of each other in Blaine County. During one of the worst economic recessions in our history, Blaine County residents keep saying "yes" in support of kids, families and, hopefully, our seniors.

I am so proud each time we pass a levy or a bond. This type of vote is characterized by foresight, selflessness and a sense of grace. Keep going in the right direction by approving levy. If our federal government can't fix anything or plan for the future, and if our state Legislature is unwilling to do what it takes to properly fund their most sacred charge, then at least let us support one another locally in a show of continued hope, strength, and unity.

Fritz Peters


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