Message from Mayor Willey – A Plea for Decency
The year 2020 has seen a rash of issues that have affected every phase of our lives. The Coronavirus has figured into everything from work to play. The resultant economic slowdown Internationally, relations with longtime friends, natural disasters, and business set-backs. These are all areas where we can find a common ground and hopefully work our way out.
However, nothing we experience, no matter how troublesome or severe, should cause us to treat another as we have witnessed over the past few weeks. You do not have to like one another, but we do have to work together. It is a hard-old world out there and getting tougher. Every idea is not going to work out but, at least we try. We are close to rock bottom when we start placing individuals into groups by race, religion, or sexual preference, and using that as a reason for ideas failing.
How about a pat on the back, an encouraging word, a willingness to try new ideas or methods? Some changes have been made, and surely more will come. We have a great Town that has stumbled recently but will be great again. This is only going to happen if we all start rowing in the same direction and stop the name-calling.