As I was reading about Helen Goreham’s town hall meeting in the March 15 MDJ, what struck me was the arrogance and “bullyish” behavior of (immigration reformer) D.A. King. I realize that everyone has their own opinion about IMAGE, but when he talks, it’s like he’s the only one who knows all, and everyone else is wrong. I’m pretty sure Ms. Goreham and the other elected officials studied and thought hard about the implications of implementing IMAGE for Cobb.
Mr. King is not an elected official. He’s just a citizen with his own opinion, like the rest of us. He sure does get special treatment, though, by some people and the media, too!
Ms. Goreham is not the only official who has doubts about the implementation of IMAGE. Other commissioners have doubts and concerns, also, as well as the mayors of Cobb, and some in the business community. Does that mean we should vilify all of them, as Mr. King wants to do with Ms. Goreham?
We don’t always know the details and logistics of implementing certain programs that involve government and business and affect so many people. Most elected officials only want the best for their constituents.
I think it’s time we start treating each other in a more respectful manner, even when someone else’s opinion differs from ours.