By Doug Fields
Once again, many readers have sent us letters; and once again, I select the best. It has been challenging the past few months, but I finally have enough for a column.
First, an anonymous resident has a message for the #resistance:
To the Editor
The NRA is right. They’re out to get us, and our President! The only way we can fight back is to hurt the other side! If they don’t want to be triggered, they should submit to our President and the NRA. I’m going to buy some more guns, in case I need to defend myself!
I don’t know. If you have to threaten violence to defend President Donald Trump, maybe you need to rethink your support. In the meantime, the world is already a violent place. Let’s not make it worse.
Another Bolingbrook resident thinks the state government has given us an Independence Day gift:
To the Editor:
Did you hear the great news? There’s no budget! That means, there’s no state government. We are free from the shackles of Springfield. Chicago is isolated! (Mayor Roger Claar) is free to create and expand Bolingbrook. Freedom reigns!
John Z. Wellman
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way, and Bolingbrook stands to lose state funding that it can’t afford to lose. We hope that the situation gets resolved this week, with minimal damage to the state.
Speaking of Bolingbrook, this reader offers her perspective on the 6/13/17 Village Board meeting:
To the Editor:
The Bolingbrook First Party claims that it supports Mayor Roger Claar, and is opposed to the Bolingbrook United Party.
Let’s look at one simple fact: In the June meeting, all the members of Bolingbrook First voted with Bolingbrook United’s Robert Jaskiewicz 90 percent of the time. This alliance between Bolingbrook First and Bolingbrook United is unholy and is a betrayal of Roger!
In April of 2018, everyone will have the chance to vote for the only political party that fully supports Roger! The Roger Claar party is the only party you should be voting for next year. Why? Because we will amend the village charter to disqualify any candidates or office holders who do not fully support Roger. This is the key to reuniting Bolingbrook!
Don’t waste your time with the so-called Bolingbrook First Party. Next year, vote for the party that is proud to name itself after Roger Claar!
Megan X Sherman
Roger Claar Party (Not affiliated with Mayor Roger Claar)
It could be, or it could be that there were no controversial issues on the agenda, and Jaskiewicz wasn’t going to vote against Claar for the sake of voting against Claar.
That’s all for this week. Have a fun and safe Fourth of July. Maybe we’ll see you at The All-American Celebration?
Also in the Babbler:
Mayor Claar looks for oil in his backyard
Aliens offer to invade Illinois, ‘to restore order’
Bolingbrook police raid illegal tank factory
God to spare Bolingbrook this week