Letter: Candidates deserve credit for offering to serve

Published: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 04:04 PM.

I have always felt sorry for the “constant complainers.” You know, the ones that want to always point out the wrongs from the sidelines and have never participated in the game, the ones that yell at the coaches but never threw a pass, hit a ball, or coached the team, or have never been in a firefight but are experts in fighting a global war.

Here is a small clue for these “constant complainers.” Until one has been in the position of the person or group of whom they are complaining, one does not have the right to complain. It is very easy to constantly say “wrong” from the couch without the full background and experience.

One can disagree without being disagreeable (read a pain in the posterior). If one thinks that an elected official is pursuing a faulty approach and thinks that they can present smarter decisions, all one has to do is challenge for an elected seat.

There have always been, and there always will be, someone who finds fault with everything, who will argue with every decision, but never offer another better or workable solution.

Jimmy Sanders has done much good for our Havelock. On the other hand, Will Lewis is a fine young man that comes from an extremely honourable long-time resident family of our Havelock. Will has already proven his integrity to all of us with his assiduous service on the Board of Commissioners. The gentlemen and lady that are running for seats on our town board are all fine and upstanding people with outstanding records of public service.

All who are running have one thing in common, that is, what is best for the future of our Havelock. They may honestly disagree on some strategies and tactics of how, but the common thread remains. They all want to unselfishly serve and bring new solutions to the betterment of all of us.

There have been, and still are, serving on boards throughout our Craven County, one or two that have a personal agenda instead of what is best for those who elected them. We know who they are, and sadly, we also know what their personal agenda is. Those few need to be voted out of office to rid us of their delusions of grandeur and personal aggrandizement. There is nowhere in any town or county charter, state or national constitution, where it states that an elected position shall be passed from father to son, mother to daughter, or spouse to spouse. Rather it is the will of “We the People” and our freedom to vote them in or, in some cases, to recall their positions.

Michael P. Hudson, Havelock



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