These are capricious times, a time like no other in my memory. History is being made daily directly in front of us, and it’s not to our benefit. Our democratic way of life is being threatened by incompetency, and unless there is a total disinfection at the very top of our government, we will end up struggling with health care, proper education, and immigration laws. What I have mentioned is but a scratch on that landscape called life.
As you travel through the days and nights that tell the story of your life, remember to exercise your right to vote. That simple act is the main reason why people all over the world are clamoring to live here. Remember my words: there is no threat from immigration. On the contrary, it is our very life’s blood. This country was built by immigrants who together pooled their knowledge to achieve the life we enjoy today.
I have always believed we all have a master volume that is locked in a room that records our daily life. Each day we live constitutes one page in our ledger.
Today we are standing witness to one of the greatest slight-of-hand schemes in the field of real estate, and it involves the property called Southbridge Mall. This current City Council has gerrymandered a losing proposition without “due diligence," resulting in dumping millions of dollars into a property the city does not own, then further committing the taxpayers to a costly lease arrangement that is tantamount to a criminal act. This council has sold out those living here without a second thought.
Peter Children, Mason City