Forgetting community, communication |

Forgetting community, communication

On Saturday, Sept. 22, a pair of opinions was printed in The Union concerning a marijuana bust.

I support the decision of Californians who went to the polls and determined medical marijuana was a just and legal form of help for the ill, e.g. Janet Pelletier. I also support Sheriff Royal as a law enforcement officer who carried out the duty he was elected to perform and followed up on a neighbor’s complaint.

If a medical recommendation were obtained by Ms. Whittington, this situation would never have occurred. This was a minor hurdle to leap over in the greater context of helping another in need.

What baffles me is the long and rabid history of property rights advocates in this county who loudly and clearly shout on most every occasion, “I can do whatever I want to on my land!” Perhaps the neighbors of the Whittington and Pelletier homes could develop the courage or intestinal fortitude to approach their neighbor, have a discussion and attempt to solve the situation within their own community.

The Greatest Generation was great because of their sense of community. That is why they triumphed. Why has this been forgotten?

Josh Robertson

Nevada City

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