• Be mindful
    March 02,2013
     

    Be mindful

    With town meeting just around the corner, I would ask voters to bear in mind those Vermonters in the military, Merchant Marine, or homebound who are able to exercise their franchise only by absentee ballot. The introduction of items not included in the absentee ballot denies those Vermonters their opportunity to participate in their governance and makes a mockery of what is purportedly the purest expression of democracy.

    In order to protect the rights of those who are not present to protect themselves, please consider moving to adjourn the meeting following completion of items on the absentee ballot. If that isn’t possible, please consider offering amendments to ensure all items introduced from the floor are accurately described through addition of a statement such as, “By a simple majority of those residents afforded the opportunity to physically attend town meeting.”

    Patrick Cashman

    Shelburne

    MORE IN Letters
    Here we go again, the discussion about GMOs, about if we, the consumers, should be allowed to... Full Story
    Thank you for the great coverage recently of the Washington UU Church vigil for the many who died... Full Story
    I am responding to a letter from Sandra Bettis printed in The Times Argus on June 15. Full Story
    More Articles
  •  
     
    • MEDIA GALLERY 
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS