Elected leaders do what they think is best for the community

Re: “Birney and Barnett try to ‘bully’ the Lake Orion DDA”, Viewpoints, page 6, Lake Orion Review, April 28, 2021 by letter writer Peggy Barry Bartz.


This is how democracy works. Each person was elected, therefore they have the right to do what they think is best for the community.

If you don’t like something that they are doing, then run for supervisor next time, run for a seat on the board.

Bashing leadership (Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett and Trustee Brian Birney) is so easy to do, but actually making an effort to implement real change, go ahead and try to run for their positions and see how that goes. It’s a position where 50 percent of people will always disagree with you.

And you will also have people like yourself that will ignore all the great things that the township and its leaders did do, will never even bother to say thank you, but you will always post your opinions on things they disagree with.

And if you don’t want to run for their positions, then how about you move to a city or township where you 100 percent agree with their leadership?

Because that does not now, nor will it ever exist.

Tom Warner

Posted on lakeorionreview.com under From Our Readers, May 22, 2021


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