To McDermott and commissioners – an open apology

Published 8:32pm Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Regretfully, I believe this letter must be written on behalf of the Polk County Citizens who find deplorable the contention that continually swirls around the County  Commissioner’s Office.  The last provocation was the purulent ads that attacked Renee Mcdermitt.

“That which diminishes one of us diminishes all of us.”

Unfortunately, our country has had to enact laws against hate crimes, bullying and violence.  It is the same lack of civility and interpersonal insensitivity that is generating these attacks, and ultimately necessitates laws for land usage and other externally enforced constraints on intrusive behavior.  Left unchecked we are all the less for it, and this wretched behavior results in the loss of liberty for all.

I wish to enter an apology of behalf the people who generated these ads, those who saw them and those who seem to benefit from them.

It has been suggested to me that this is just politics, but the dignity and honesty with which we conduct our business is as important as the concerns we address and the outcomes of our deliberations.

Please accept my apology,

– Catherine Myton, Green Creek

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