Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Time for a little restraint


Oh boy, here we go again! Why in this supportive, loving community is it so easy to press our “cussedness” button?

It’s just amazing to me how one poorly informed person or very small group can set off an explosion that can rock our community to its very foundation. And then it’s a free for all with no holds barred. Hey, maybe a little restraint before things are said before it becomes impossible to negotiate reasonably.

City Councils: Anybody ready to accentuate the statesmanship and eliminate the egos. How about putting the community interests ahead of hurt feelings before we get mired in political sludge that can put the very heart of our beloved community at risk?

If we are ever going to get this country back on track, we need to set an example at the “grass roots” level how to negotiate with each other with trust and civility.

Maybe it’s the orneriness of our great Western heritage that makes us react: “We ain't going to let anybody push me around.” I’d like to suggest a “paint ball” shootout at Bud Purdy’s Picabo Corral. Maybe then we can take a breath and settle down to business.

Jack Williams

Ketchum




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