Sunday, April 09, 2006

Act locally

I am so proud of my town.

The annual town meeting had 45 articles for the townsfolk to debate and vote up or down. Most of it was the humdrum but vital underpinnings of our lives here such as sums of money to be raised for repairs to bridges and water supplies. Near the end of a grueling agenda of debates and votes, we came to Article 43: "To endorse a resolution censuring President George W. Bush". There was debate. The article as proposed in the warrant for the meeting had tied the resolution to US House Resolution 636. That resolution having become demonstration of what a feckless flock our congress is, our resolution was amended to make it simply the sense of the town on the matter of the President's execution of his duties.

The article passed.