Recently we've had some hiring decisions to make for our village and as the New York State Legislator found it in their infinite wisdom to give local municipal boards the ultimate authority to hire candidates for positions, I've been on the receiving end of individuals (not necessarily residents of our village) who attend our board meetings so that they can scream, insult and threaten board members who chose not to hire someone they thought worthy. As a person who has been blessed with some great work opportunities and lost out on positions I really wanted- it would never occur to me to round up some malcontents to storm a meeting to support my discontent. These comments did not make me change my mind in the least but did make me wonder how crazy things can get.
So, in the spirit of seeking understanding and harmony I wish we could have discourse and not dogma. Something to hope for- if nothing else.