To The Daily Sun,
In response to my most recent letter to this forum, and to those of others, a frequent contributor from Gilmanton confirms the negative mindset that prevails with a group opposing our Board of Selectmen. Despite numerous pleas for civility in town government, this contributor has responded with derision and contempt. Apparently "kumbaya," "Mr. Rogers," holding hands, getting along, and working together are viewed as "laughable," and he ridicules the notion of coming together and getting along. It appears that he believes by elevating the instigation in the eyes of his associates, at the expense of others, his dismissive rhetoric will benefit those calling to unseat our town government.
This letter-writer, and the dissident group he champions, are calling for and pressuring our Board of Selectman to "step down," and in effect, circumventing the electoral process and negating the votes of a majority of Gilmanton residents. Unfortunately, this tact has worked for them in the past, when a good man, serving on the board, was pressured to resign a year ago. This gentleman stepped down so as not "to see this town destroyed."
A recent letter asked "selectmen to take a deep breath" and "get on with the business of the people," and while I agree, I would extend that invitation to all involved in this contentious scenario.
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