Somehow this seems to sound somewhat like the schoolyard bully who announces to a fellow student that “If you don’t do what I tell you to do, you are going to be in big trouble.”
We must say we think such behavior has the tendency to be somewhat self destructive. We can but wonder what the representatives from FERC must have thought when presented with this not so subtle threat. Surely there must be a better way to express one’s opposition to the pipeline than giving a comment like this one.
Of course, we were also amazed that in the congressional election for this area, we received at least two dozen fliers which seemingly denigrated one of the candidates running for the seat. Yet we received absolutely nothing promoting the other candidate in the race. And while we realize that negative campaigning tends to be effective, we think we are in a sorry state
when our elections are decided not on the merits of a candidate but rather on the perceived shortcomings of the competition. We are always more interested in knowing what a candidate is for instead of what a candidate is against. Besides, not only did we find the time, effort and money spent on sending all those glossy fliers to us to be a waste, we also resent having to
now haul them off to be recycled.
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