"Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
Alexander Hamilton

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

"Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it."

It's hard not to take offense at letter writers in local papers that make statements that "Moultonborough is not renowned for being above shenanigans." I personally find that statement to be profoundly disturbing. There is not a shred of evidence that would lead anyone to that conclusion about any volunteer member of any of our boards, commissions or committees. Great way to attract new families and businesses. Not.
I also take offense at the statement about the recent  warrant article  for a Community Center as " failed attempts at building Taj Mahals of Recreation, to the MoBo recreation gods and goddesses."

The building is still called the Lions Club by the way, because it is used and managed by the Lions Club. There is no doubt that both the Lions Club and the Taylor property need some plans for the future. Perhaps the BoS will discuss reconvening a building or study committee. We have not yet had that conversation, but we will.

And nothing is stopping any group of citizens from forming their own committee to come up with a plan of their choosing and then write a petitioned warrant article for our annual Town meeting in March. Bypassing the BoS and all, (every single one of our fine volunteers), is not an exercise in democracy. It is an exercise that seeks to ignore all the history and knowledge gathered over the years as well as a legally crafted master plan.

Not to mention that taxpayers would save some money and volunteers would not have to spend time in the summer doing the work necessary to hold a Special meeting.