Letter to the editor: Like a spinning top in Douglas County

Posted 12/6/21

No, Commissioner Laydon, there aren’t dozens of staffed hospital beds lying vacant, and unless hospitalized patients are going to be attended by family members … one bed + no …

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Letter to the editor: Like a spinning top in Douglas County

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No, Commissioner Laydon, there aren’t dozens of staffed hospital beds lying vacant, and unless hospitalized patients are going to be attended by family members … one bed + no staff = no bed.

No, Commissioner Thomas, Florida’s COVID performance is among the worst, not the best.

No, Commissioner Teal, ditching TCHD won’t make COVID go away, or do you really care if COVID goes away?

As a Douglas County resident, it looks very much like our county commissioners have side-slipped into the posture of the tribe that can’t decipher fact from fiction. Or maybe that’s a “won’t” rather than a “can’t.”

In the past, we expected public officials to negotiate their stances from a base of facts, or at least positions that were not blatant confabulations. Looks like those days are fading as quickly as the winter sunset over the western mountains.

Falsehoods and misinformation from elected officials do not support a healthy American democracy. And it really doesn’t matter where the spin originates — from small town councils to the halls of Congress. Getting elected isn’t a green light to an alternative reality.

If we, the People, sit idly by while our elected leaders pontificate and propagandize their tribal fakery, we’re a lot closer to the third rail.

Lloyd Guthrie

Roxborough

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