Commentary - Too much government controlThere seems to be a growing trend these days that I feel nobody can deny, and normally I would be part of that trend but what I see is bothering me. Maybe it’s because it’s starting to strike home on a much smaller level than it used to.
By Wade Nibbe, Glen Olson, Dale Diedrich and Mike Jeppeson
Leaf Valley Township, MN
There seems to be a growing trend these days that I feel nobody can deny, and normally I would be part of that trend but what I see is bothering me. Maybe it’s because it’s starting to strike home on a much smaller level than it used to.
The trend that I am referring to is when the citizens of this country just accept things as they are, turn their back, stick their heads in the sand, just listen to what government or superiors say, and whether they agree with what they are being told or not, don’t object and accept things as they are.
We all know this is happening on the national level, and we sit back and watch it happen. I could preach and write on those issues for days on end, but the reason I have been pushed to write this is because it’s happening on a much smaller scale and people need to be informed and have their eyes opened.
Leaf Valley. Most people have heard of it, but many don’t know where it is. If you mention it to people, most would say, “Oh, yeah, that’s where the Merc is.” But to those of us who reside there, it’s home.
You may think that Leaf Valley is pretty small, but what’s unique is that its residents extend beyond the city limits. A neighbor gets called a neighbor and may be three miles away. But we have issues there too, and now we have one that has many angered.
CLRSD. Most people know what that means; probably more so than knowing where Leaf Valley is. This project gone bad is affecting us in Leaf Valley more than you realize.
Our town board has decided how they want to pay for this flop and has decided to assess the residents here in a way that is flat out unfair, illogical, against the norm, and is wrong!
I’ll spare the details here. I am writing this to raise awareness and in the hope that the people who live in our fair township get motivated to help stop the course of action that our town board has set in motion.
If you choose to just let things happen, let the chips fall where they may, it will cost you money and, more importantly, sets a precedent that will bring about more unfair actions. Government has taken too much control and we put those people in that position of authority. They are supposed to be working for the good of the people and are not, on all levels.
People of Leaf Valley: Talk to your neighbors. We held a meeting that was called on extremely short notice and had more than 60 people attend. There will be more meetings and as a group we can work together to keep things fair in our little place. Please don’t just turn the other cheek. Join us, be concerned, and we will change this together for the better of all.