Was the news so slow on Nov. 30, that The Herald had to take up the majority of the front page with a non-story about a bunch of self-elected tax dodgers who are trying to consume more of our government’s resources (“County secessionists keep trying”)? Surely there are more significant groups of people doing significant things for the public good than this weak group of 20 people reported in the paper or the dozen hanging out unproductively on the Capitol steps.
Is The Herald trying to promote the non-issue? To my knowledge, there has never been an election in the purported “Freedom County,” only self-appointments. Real counties have real officials who let the citizens select them, not usurpers who claim to represent people who never had a voice in their selection.
Please dedicate the front page to news of significance. Tell us about the people in our county who are making a difference in people’s lives rather than about a bunch of grown men playing politics and harassing public officials. Assign reporters Scott North and Warren Cornwall and photographer Michael O’Leary to stories about people in the trenches of our businesses, non-profits and public agencies who are touching people’s lives and giving them hope and encouragement. Please give us real news, not trivial accounts of grown men playing games.