Americans who have not had first-hand contact with the Occupy movement are understandably curious about what it is. Who are these people? Where did they come from, and what do they want?
Category: Another Point of View
Share/Bookmark Supervisor Stone: As you may have to appoint the board vacancy at the Idyllwild Fire Protection District, consider a new candidate. There were two individuals that turned in their paperwork on time. Mark Spehar is a longtime resident with fire experience and currently employed by CDF. The other candidate is Max Sparks, also a [...]
Share/BookmarkOn Nov. 8, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District’s (IFPD) Board of Commissioners filled the vacancy created when former Commissioner Ben Killingsworth unexpectedly resigned from the Board in September. Instead of appointing a replacement without public input the commission invited our community members to apply for the position. Given the current challenges faced by IFPD and [...]
Share/BookmarkViktor Frankl once said he liked the idea of the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast, but that it should be counterbalanced by a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast. The point he eloquently made was that, with liberty comes responsibility. This week, I’ll assume a modicum of responsibility for holding Crumine the [...]
When Conor [O’Farrell] asked me to write briefly about my thoughts on the bimonthly discussion group, I was a little stumped as to what to say, unusual for me. So, I guess I’ll just tell why I got involved.
Share/BookmarkI’ve worked on some major developments, both nonprofit and profit. I have a keen sense of this neighborhood — who we are and what most of us want. And, I’ve lived in many beautiful and smartly planned towns, from Mill Valley to Malibu, Portland to Palos Verdes. In each example, the smart towns have one [...]
There is a distinct difference between what America is and what the government of America is. Some of the unwise have recently argued that the U.S. government is our friend. Those same folks have projected feelings of dislike and shame toward America, her people and our history. The problems are not with the liberals as people, the problem is with liberalism as a part of governmental policy.