To the Editor:
Little things sometimes tell you about the people who are on different sides of an issue. Sometimes both sides of a political debate are composed of quality people who try to participate in an intelligent discussion on one side of the issue or another.
It’s encouraging when both sides of an issue operate like that.
Sometimes, however, there are thugs on one side or the other.
Little things tell you where they might be. Little things such as whose signs get torn down, or stolen, vandalized or destroyed. Sometimes little things such as that tell you where the thugs are.
A thug in this case would be someone who doesn’t have an intelligent argument to advance their position, so they resort to illegal activities that cater to the win-at-all-costs mentality. Sometimes, however, that backfires. We should keep an eye out for whose signs are targeted. Most common, decent people, don’t like thugs or what they stand for.
The proposal in November to consolidate the McHenry Township Road District into the McHenry Township unit of government is straightforward and simple.
It will transfer the operation of the road district to the already existing township board, which then will be run by the township supervisor and Board of Trustees instead of the current one-man-rule highway commissioner who operates with no oversight or supervision.
Vote yes in McHenry Township in November to consolidate the McHenry Township Road District with the McHenry Township unit of government.