Waddington man defends town supervisor, calls for less personal attacks in politics
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 6:50 am

To the Editor:

The recent letter to the editor bashing Waddington town supervisor Mark Scott represents what seems to be a very troubling trend in US politics and government these days, that is bashing the individual.

If this trend continues I believe it will become very difficult to convince any sensible person to run for public office, the job itself is difficult enough in these days of increasing costs and shrinking revenues, throw in personal attacks and it becomes why bother, let someone else do it. What happens when there is no someone else there to step in?

Mark Scott did not propose these ideas, he was approached as supervisor with a proposal and forwarded it to the town board and the citizens for their consideration, would it be better if the supervisor made the decision on his own of what should be brought to the public and what shouldn’t?

The supervisor, no matter who he or she may be, does not make decisions on his own the duly elected town board and supervisor make decisions together, that is how our system works.

If you disagree with something make your opinion known, it doesn’t have to be an attack, if you really disagree and feel you have a better idea, run for office yourself, become part of the process not part of the problem!

 Michael Miller, a concerned resident of Waddington, New York State, the United States and The Earth.