To The Daily Sun,
Contrary to any impression in your story on Wednesday that I did not attend the Tuesday evening meeting of the Belknap County Convention because I was urged by anyone to stay away to prevent the existence of a quorum, the fact is that I was, and am, out of the state and have been since last Sunday. I also understand that Representative Plummer was also out of town.
Since I have been personally insulted by at least one of the county commissioners and others based upon my prior votes on the budget, all of which I cast in my carefully considered opinion, it would have been highly unlikely that I would have changed my vote if I had been there and a quorum was present. Insulting me is certainly not the way to change my mind on anything, and I can assure you that I have a very long memory.
People of good will can certainly disagree without being disagreeable. Apparently a novel thought these days.
I took the famous New Hampshire Tax Pledge when I ran for state representative, and I have never made a secret of my unwillingness to vote for any tax increases on our taxpayers, who are, in my view, already being soaked too much for governmental activities that I do not consider to be the proper role of government. And if I make a pledge to prospective voters, as I have done, I will honor that pledge, because I stand by my word. Also apparently a novel notion these days.
State Rep. Norman Silber
Belknap County District 2
Gilford & Meredith
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