Majority rule

Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:41 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Re: “Deserving ladies” (It’s Your Write, June 5).

You’ve got to be kidding, or at least I hope you are. Who would equate what Bob Anderson is trying to accomplish with the contents of that letter? How can you possibly think that being a nice person (Ms. Donna Schaffer) justifies the tax dollars spent on township government?

The point Mr. Anderson is trying to get the public to realize is that township government is not needed and is another taxing body sticking it to us, taxpayers.

I don’t really care if Ms. Schaffer does a great job or not, because her job should not exist. I’m sure she is a very nice person. but that’s not the point. Township government should be abolished.

If anyone thinks getting home two hours early a couple of times a year from your job as an election judge justifies the cost of township government, then they should pay the township salaries and overhead. I don’t want to.

By the way, don’t election judges get paid extra or travel time when they drop off supplies?

Here’s a unique idea: Let’s put this to a vote and let the people decide if they want township government. If we’re paying for it, then we should be the ones who get to say if we want it. You know that old saying, “majority rule.”

Rich Lenmer

McHenry

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