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From: Bobby Woodall

Columbus

With the recent flap over the prisoner swap and Congress not approving it, I feel I should say my 2 cents worth. The same thing happened in our town with the mayor demoting a person against the council objections. She should have fired him right out. It seems we all have 20/20 vision with what should have happened. I, for one, say let him/her do their job. That’s what they were elected to do. If it doesn’t work out, then let us as voters show our displeasure at the polls. By the way, I did not vote for him, but did vote for her.

 

As far as Congress knowing, I can just see it now. Congress will appoint a committee to see into it, then another committee to make sure that one did a good job, then another committee to oversee that one, ad nauseam. The same with our City Council. The city has an attorney, but when that attorney says the mayor did the right thing, then the council says no and hires its own attorney. The bottom line to me is there are too many people who want to run things they weren’t hired for in the first place. Let’s move on, people.

One thing that is great in America today is I have the right to say these things, but on the other hand you have the right to disagree with me. Your choice and only your choice; no one has a right to say differently. I believe in the attitude of Voltaire, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

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