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Bullies don't embody Crawford's values

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Dear Editor:

Politics in the small town of Crawford has become a travesty of political bullying brought on by two individuals that show behavior that is not carefully considered nor sensible. Do they want a pot shop in Crawford? Yes. Are they willing to become a part of the entire community not just for those who use pot? Are they willing to become members of this community and live the values and work ethic and family heritage that embodies who and what Crawford is?

One cannot use intimidation tactics to get one's way, period. Crawford knows who these individuals are and even with all their hate Crawford is loved. Have they twisted the arms of the part of the community that would use a pot shop to the point that signing their name to a recall petition for the mayor may or may not have been done in concern for the town but instead done as a way of getting rid of the petition bearer? Or simply were the signers not fully aware of what they were signing? Have any of you petition signers gone to a town meeting? If you would, you would have seen how one grown man has made the other grown man into a puppet for a voice of insecurity and bullying. If you had been to a council meeting you would see one or both men escorted out of the meeting and you would see how one man particularly targets his hate toward women.

At one point when talking with a woman whose viewpoint differed from his, one of the men even asked the woman if she felt intimidated by him. Really, if you have to ask that, who are you kidding? Wake up people who signed the recall petition -- you don't need a pot shop in Crawford to do what you normally do. Tax revenue is not going to help that much even though these two men say it will and with the town potentially paying for the recall, there may not be town roads fixed or when your sewer line breaks. The town's money has already gone to a very unnecessary recall. No money for town park, water system, plowing the snow when it snows. Will you petition signers complain? Of course you will.

Let's address one of these individuals stating he would drop one lawsuit if the town would pay him $50,000. I believe that is called extortion. These men are not stable enough to run any business.

Jolie Clark
Crawford

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