The claim of recent letter writers that everyone in the county should have the right to decide on every council member because it is the only fair way, is absolutely preposterous to me. This county, like this state and this country, has many diverse and opposing opinions. If we only want the majority to be represented, well, yes, that would be the way to do it. Instead we have a system that aims to give us all an opportunity to be heard. Which is to vote by district.
Similarly a recent article expressed how respected the four liberal judges of the Supreme Court are by always voting in concert with each other, of course liberal. Conversely, the conservative judges would at times vote the liberal side, and according to the article, showed confusion, instead of judicial integrity. This type of thinking would be laughable if not for the sadness it represents concerning our supposedly non-partisan judicial system.
There’s an old saying, “be careful what you wish for.” The further we swing one way just gives us that much more momentum when we swing back the other way. And we always do.