Saturday, October 20, 2007

When a republican form of government fails its people

According to the Selma town charter, "The Mayor shall be the official head of the Town government and preside at meetings of the Council". According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of preside means "1: to exercise guidance, direction, or control2 a: to occupy the place of authority : act as president, chairman, or moderator b: to occupy a position similar to that of a president or chairman" It does not say DICTATE and abridge the rights and responsibilities of other members of the council. We do not live under a dictatorship.

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