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Liberty at stake in Frankfort  

Credit:  Bangor Daily News, bangordailynews.com 6 February 2012 ~~

In reference to Mr. Orlando E. Delogu’s recent opinion piece about the Frankfort wind ordinance: This is not the first time we have seen this man’s biased, personal views backed up by reference to his position at the University of Maine. As a taxpayer and Maine resident, I am disgusted.

As for the Frankfort ordinance, Mr. Delogu’s opinions aside, there are really only two legal questions: First, does the ordinance comply with the constitutions and statutes of the United States and the state of Maine? And second, was it legally enacted at a proper town meeting? Nothing else really matters.

I have read the pending lawsuit, and it is full of personal accusations, and quite a lot of whining. It is obvious to any who read it that the suit is really just about bullying a small town into voting to rescind an ordinance that wealthy special interests don’t like.

The real question here is: Are the people of Maine going to stand up for their rights to self government at town meeting, or are they going to cave to wealthy special interests from away? Are the residents of Frankfort (and every other Maine town) in charge of their own destiny, or do they have to bow down to people from away, and to UMaine professors who seem more interested in protecting special interests than in what is right for the people of Maine?

The bet is liberty. Do we stand, or do we fold?

David P. Corrigan

Concord Township

Source:  Bangor Daily News, bangordailynews.com 6 February 2012

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