Kevin Diltz: Fraser Elections and the ‘Evil Land Developer’
To the Editor:
Over the past two weeks I have witnessed, frankly, a humorous chain of events unfold regarding the Fraser Board of Trustees election.
As Mr. Benson pointed out in last Wednesday’s letter, as soon as word got out that Clark Lipscomb was running, suddenly everyone in town was a write- in. Simply to stop Clark, the evil land developer.
Then I began to find pamphlets around the town and stuck in my door at the end of the day. Well at least I thought they were pamphlets, endorsing one candidate or the other. As it turns out they were photo copies of my ballot already filled out. I was given two more at work. How nice of the distributors to make up my mind for me and save me all that research and deliberation.
One lady even said “here’s who to vote for, not Clark. Oh! And don’t vote for Jeff Pearson either, he likes land development too!” I have been taken aback by this.
Save for the letters to the editor, no one has offered any reasons why I should vote for them or their candidates. Simply “don’t vote for Clark because he is a land developer.”
Forgive me if I am wrong, but I don’t think that you, I, or anyone else in this fine town would have a place to eat, sleep, or drink, if it weren’t for land development. Where your home is today was once a beautiful piece of untouched Fraser wilderness. Then some evil man came along and decided to build a place for you to live. What an unforgivable crime!
I don’t like seeing the mountain scenery being replaced by strip malls and cookie cutter homes either, but I also understand that if it weren’t for the development of this land, I would not have a place to live, much less a steady job and an income. That is exactly what a town is, a big ugly chunk of developed land that provides jobs, income, and roofs over all of our heads.
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