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Justices of the peace listened to their voters

Regarding your editorial dated Jan. 2, 2018, titled "Moral High Ground? Elected Officials stance no substitute for voters decision."

I do not believe County Quorum Court members owe an allegiance to a political platform, voters across the state or even to citizens in a district other than their own.

I want to give a thumbs up to all the JPs of our Washington County Quorum Court. While it is true at times I will disagree with one or two individually, I would suggest to you this total body is very sensitive to the desires of their constituents.

I have been present at many of their meetings and believe you would be hard pressed to find a quorum court more dedicated to a cause. Perhaps you would find it enlightening to personally attend a quorum court meeting occasionally. Is there an issue where you would prefer them to make a decision using "moral low ground?

Were you suggesting in your editorial the JPs should have voted in favor for Native Flower or the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission to put the facility where they pleased? Yes, it is an open question, the train may have left the station for the existence of the facility, but has not left the station concerning where its final existence will be.

You specifically mentioned JP [Robert] Dennis for one of 11 JPs opposing the location desired by Native Flower. With the benefit of hindsight, would you have been willing to take 10 minutes to visit with him on the phone and get the rest of the story? Is it possible he got an earful of opposition from the people in his

district?

I salute JP Dennis, the 10 other JPs who voted no and also the three JPs who voted yes. I believe they were listening to the people in their respective districts. I recommend everyone to attend Quorum Court meetings and get acquainted. If you see them at Walmart, give them a thumbs up and a big smile.

Dallas Hale

Goshen

Finally, the president starts making sense

At last, President Trump has said something with which I can totally agree. As quoted in the "memo" article in the Feb. 3 edition: "I think it's a disgrace what's happening in our country. A lot of people should be ashamed of themselves and much worse than that."

I am reasonably certain the "people" he had in mind are not the ones that immediately come to my mind.

Charles W. Taunton

Fayetteville

Commentary on 02/07/2018

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