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I did in fact vote in Gilford election and that's easily verified

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To the editor,

I wanted to thank Mr. Leandro for his passionate response in the Tuesday edition of The Sun. It drives home the point clearly that I am trying to make. The bully pulpit and the use of a cudgel repeatedly do not get the issues the attention by the voters they deserve – they tune out. Delivery is everything and if you prefer to call that political correctness, then so be it.

Let me illustrate a claim that you have chosen to falsely make and this is a ...

To the editor,

I wanted to thank Mr. Leandro for his passionate response in the Tuesday edition of The Sun. It drives home the point clearly that I am trying to make. The bully pulpit and the use of a cudgel repeatedly do not get the issues the attention by the voters they deserve – they tune out. Delivery is everything and if you prefer to call that political correctness, then so be it.

Let me illustrate a claim that you have chosen to falsely make and this is a verbatim lift from your letter “But you don’t even bother to show up at either deliberative session, or vote on Election Day, so it would seem to me that as someone did not even vote, you have no room to criticize anyone in the process.”

Well Mr. Leandro I did vote. Would you like the names of the town representatives who were there that I spoke with as well as some neighbors who I exchanged greetings with during the process? Perhaps the keeper of the voting list can show you where Charles R. Boelig showed up and voted accordingly. It is precisely this kind of bluster that the people are tired of – baseless personal accusations. Well you nailed it – the truth is ugly – I voted.

Finally, I have never once suggested that the people you have named within your letter should go away. Quite the contrary – the voice of opposition is a positive thing. I just happen to believe delivery is everything.

You are correct in one aspect and that is thanking the respective people for wishing to engage in service to the community. To all who try or perhaps dare, thank you for your willingness to step up. Without you there would be no community – I applaud your efforts.

(Charles) Ray Boelig

Gilford