PAUL A. WEHRLE, San Clemente
Boy, what a difference a few days make. When I read Ashley Williams’ statement in the General Election guide, I took notice. She sounded reasonable, and although enumerating all the usual necessary political platitudes, I might have even considered voting for her.
Her Oct. 6 letter to the editor revealed that potential folly. She quickly tore into our “left-leaning/socialist” City Council. What council was she referring to? We currently have all Republicans, save one, and they are hardly leftists or socialists.
She wants a majority of conservatives on the council—what does she think this council’s composition has been for the last 50 years? Then she accuses Mr. Duncan of being a “far-left radical” and “Marxist” because he supports the Black Lives Matter movement, as do many here in this town.
I am uncertain that Ms. Williams really understands the concepts of Marxism, socialism or “far-left.” Mr. Duncan is the most reasonable, clear-sighted, clear-headed and clear-spoken member, with superior leadership skills, on our council in many years.
I have no opinion about legal marijuana sales here, but I doubt a well-regulated shop would create all the mayhem she alleges. Perhaps her worst statement was her support for Mr. Knoblock, who introduced two of the most inane, yet dangerous, propositions ever addressed by this City Council, and they were appropriately and quickly dismissed.
Don’t worry; we won’t be supporting Cabral, either. We don’t need any more extremists from Talega, after we suffered through the most recent one from there.