HOW WE SEE IT Alderman Says Fuel, Junk Food Should Nix Deal

Posted: February 9, 2013 at 1:50 a.m.

It’s tempting, so very tempting, for newly elected public offcials to let idealism get in the way of the practical business of government.

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Opinion, Pages 5 on 02/09/2013

Sarah Marsh is an embarassment to Ward 1, the City of Fayetteville and the State of Arkansas. God help us all.

Posted by: JailBird

February 9, 2013 at 3:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I am proud to see someone on the council that has the guts to take a stand on what he/she believes in and offer a differing view point than the Status Quo. Whether you agree with her or not you must respect someone who is willing to stand up and make her case, knowing she is in the minority. If our ancestors all went along with the majority thinking, we would still be standing on the beach looking accross the ocean afraid to venture beyond the sight of land in fear of falling off the earth! Thanks AlderMan Marsh!

Posted by: fishingbears

February 10, 2013 at 9:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

She was elected to represent her constituents, not to stand up for her own beliefs. If that’s what she thought she was doing, then that’s great. In this case, the best interest of Fayetteville was to sell the property, recoup some money, and get rid of that eyesore of a plant!

Posted by: Dexter

February 10, 2013 at 10:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

I guess in a black and white world you might be right. But judging from the 5 to 3 vote it appears there are shades of gray regarding what is in the best interest of Fayetteville. Majority rules and that's Democracy, but cutting Alderman Marsh down just because she has a different view point is not my idea of what Democracy should be!

Posted by: fishingbears

February 10, 2013 at 1:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )