Have you ever thought of immersing yourself in local politics? Starting to work on the campaign for another person to affect change? Well I am about to. Our town has always been a town that had a surplus of money and a police department we could be proud of. It used to be one of the best in the nation. Not anymore. I don’t blame the police. In my opinion this lays directly at the doorstep of the city council and the mayor.
It’s time for the city council and mayor to start thinking about the citizens of this once great town. It used to be that you could go anywhere in town and not worry about the neighborhood. Not anymore. I am not sure there is an area of town that is a great neighborhood. The one our home is in has always been a good neighborhood.
When the local park started getting some not desirable teenagers in it hanging out and trying to extort money out of the kids from the neighborhood Scotty took up the fight. The answer was that we didn’t have a gang problem here in our town. Every other town but ours. The local sheriff took a stand and said yes Fairfield has a gang problem and we need to stop it now. It took him to make changes.
Scotty embarrassed the city council, mayor and chief of police by writing letters to the editor of the local paper. It got to the point that the city council started reaching out to Scotty and giving him the direct line to the chief of police. It finally changed and the park was made safe for the neighborhood. The kids and adults alike that have always enjoyed the park.
But, now I see our neighborhood has truly declined. I would not want my kids in that park and I won’t walk in the neighborhood without a big walking stick. My eyes are open. Look at how many times our home has been looted? Look at the times that our home has been used for Lord knows what. I spoke to two of my neighbors in the last few days. The one tells me that he has been calling the police and if they come they cannot help. The other neighbor says that when she walks to the bus stop before 6 am she has noticed strange men following her.
This is not a safe environment. This is a situation that needs to change. I think that in order for things like this to change that we as a people need to stand up and say we are not going to take it anymore. That the bullies are not going to scare us and force us into our homes. We need to stand unified with our police, fire fighters, teachers, etc.. We need to take back our towns and our lives. I am going to start by helping other people to get into office politically. I am not going to stick to party lines I am going to stick with my gut.
I have always tended to vote along political lines but not anymore. I will vote the straight who does Michele trust and believe line. Watch out politicians. I am a voter and I have a voice. I am not afraid to voice my opinions and I am not afraid to tell you all to GTFO. If you don’t know what that means get in touch with the people. Maybe one of them can explain it to you.
So, now as I step down from my milk crate I will say again that I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore. Join me in voting for who you trust not what party they are. It might be fun to see what that might bring about. Vote!!!