The only thing we have to fear is fear-mongering itself

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There have recently been 2 letters to the Auroran that have attempted to suggest that fear-mongering is on the rise here in town.

One was Mr. Pullano’s "news article" on page 7 of the May 8th edition regarding the ward system where he falsely accused the Auroran’s cartoonist.

It reminds me of 4 years ago when the Town’s Communication Manager objected to Mr. Johnston’s work with a whiny letter to the paper: https://wattstrending.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/common-sense-of-humor/

The other was John MacIntyred’s April letter: http://www.newspapers-online.com/auroran/?p=6393 suggesting that that ALL opposition to the proposed South East Conservation District could not possibly be grounded in reason but is a result of fear mongering.

From the public planning meeting I attended there was more reason showcased by those opposed than those in favor. The only fear mongering I witnessed was coming from behalf of the proponents of the district who believe this to be the only
tool able to preserve their neighborhood.

More on that complete bullshit in a future post.

Both letter writers need to get a grip and trust that Aurorans are reasonable people capable of making up their own minds. Writing rather baseless and patronizing letters to suggest otherwise only highlights the authors respective phobias.

In the words of another former U.S. president "A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."

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