John Williams: Leaders need to lead
December 8, 2010
To the editor:
I have been following the interest on the deer issue in the Craig paper and have a few comments.
First, whether you agree or disagree with the final outcome, Mayor Don Jones and the city council should be applauded for their attempts to do something, as this has been pushed aside too long.
Next, I agree that the deer are nice to watch, but anyone who thinks they are not dangerous needs to remember that regardless of how many generations that have been born in town, they are still wild animals.
Your opinion of what equals a danger to them and their own opinion may differ greatly. All have an instinct to survive. They can do a lot of damage very quickly.
Let's put this in perspective: a few hundred deer, a few hundred people and 330 million that are being effected by government policy (this includes your grandchildren and great grandchildren). If we had this much participation and interest on national issues and fulfilling our duty to vote, this country would not be in the sad shape that it is today.
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