Candidates’ call to burn NH 2020 maps worrisome |

Candidates’ call to burn NH 2020 maps worrisome

So now we’re back to book burning?

Thanks to Hank Starr for the alert. I was shocked and dismayed to read in his article of Saturday, August 24, that both Drew Bedwell and Robin Sutherland have said that they want to burn the maps prepared by the scientists under NH 2020. I thought that book burning was an ineffective neanderthal tactic used by barbarian dictators and paranoid government regimes to control the populace.

This is a way of keeping information from the people so they can’t make decisions for themselves. Is this what we are in for if these two candidates are elected?

Mr. Starr also pointed out that NH 2020 has gathered and made otherwise inaccessible information open to the public. I think if more people actually read NH 2020, they would quickly understand that it provided planning on a community level instead of waiting for the state and/or federal government to come in and do it.

But wait. Didn’t Robin Sutherland state at her Lake Wildwood/Commodore Park speech on Saturday that she is a strong proponent of community level local control? I am therefore puzzled by her failure to embrace NH 2020. Is this insight into her lack of comprehension skills?

Joey Jordan

Rough and Ready

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