"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men."

- Samuel Adams

Monday, August 22, 2011

County Commissioners Pass on Wild Olympics

I could not believe the article about our County Commissioners chastising Congressman Norm Dicks for not taking a stand on the Wild Olympics plan when they themselves refuse to take a position. If the issue is “tearing this community apart” as Commissioner Terry Wills was quoted as saying, why not take a position? The qualities needed for a County Commissioner should include decisiveness and leadership. Shouldn’t we expect/demand that they exhibit these qualities by making a decision on such a significant issue? Waiting for someone else to step up is certainly not leadership.

Why wait for Congressman Dicks to decide? Are they his rubber stamp or are they willing and able to do the research needed in order to reach a conclusion that, they believe is the best result for the citizens of Grays Harbor County. Are they also going to wait for the Congressman to solve their budget problems?

This does not even address why Congressman Dicks has not stated a position. Jesse Young, candidate for Congress for the 6th District, clearly stated his opposition to Wild Olympics in a hand out at the Ocean Shores Flag Day Parade and at the Grays Harbor County Fair. His statement can be found in the “News” section of his web site at jesseyoungforcongress.com.

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