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Ellen Johnson: Vote yes on 1B to support Horizons

To the editor:

I have followed the articles in the newspaper of this past week regarding amendment 1B. I wish to thank the board of Horizons for its informative input.

It would seem to me that this bill is not about how many people get to use the money. It is not about how much money in taxes they will be able to pay back to the community.

This time, it is not about money serving the general population.

No, it is not.

It is about each of us keeping our dignity intact, as a county.

I know a number of people in the Horizons program living in homes. They would never have the care and the human touch of love that goes with a bath, with therapy, with food, with medication, if we did not have Horizons.

The universal law of love and care is far greater and a much higher level of consciousness than that of taxes.

It would seem to me this issue is not about taxes, or whether these people can give to society, or how much bang for the buck will come back into this community.

But rather, it would seem to me that the very essence of what the universal law of love calls us to is a call to collective responsibility of these people.

They are the poorest of the poor, and we hold their fate in our hands. It is not only about them. It is about us. It is about our ability to embrace our own dignity.

As painful as another request for taxes might be at this time, there is a greater call. Please vote yes on 1B

Ellen Johnson

Craig resident

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