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Contributed commentary by Christian Harrison of Clarksville:
Within the final decade that I’ve been conscious, I’ve been unlucky sufficient to see the worst of what politics has to supply this nation. Baseless assaults, grand exaggerations and tribalism have dominated each politician’s actions as they attempt to win favor for his or her aspect. Sadly, this has devolved our nationwide politics into frequent campaigns that don’t supply to assist constituents however promise to not be the opposite man.
With the upcoming mayoral election for Montgomery County, we see a few of those self same efforts being deployed regionally. However sadly, some politicians are wanting to see us so hateful of one another right here that they will win by not promising to do something. In the event that they shout sufficient get together slogans and make sufficient folks mad, the one factor they must do is rely the votes.
Wallace Redd has all of the markers of an excellent politician, somebody who might know what the folks of this metropolis want if he took the time to think about them. Nonetheless, Redd hasn’t been working a marketing campaign for the folks of Montgomery County. As an alternative, Redd has strictly been working his marketing campaign to not foster “woke ideas,” like essential race concept and “unchecked progress,” with out giving particular examples.
CRT, by the best way, will not be taught in any of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Colleges, and Redd’s staunch place in opposition to it truly means nothing regionally. It’s a stance he’s utilizing to anger your conservative members of the family in order that they’ll vote for him. He’s Fox Information come to Clarksville, and he needs to be in cost.
In a latest textual content message to voters, Redd said that progress is essentially the most current hazard to our county, kids and faculties, however in the identical textual content says he’s for progress. He claims that progress is why our infrastructure is failing, utterly ignoring the $460 million-plus investments metropolis Mayor Joe Pitts has put into fixing our metropolis’s roads. He additionally claims that the expansion is the rationale for the colleges being in peril, utterly ignoring the hurt that his assaults on lecturers trigger.
Like a very honorable politician, Redd ends the lengthy marketing campaign textual content with a easy slogan that everybody is uninterested in listening to. “Let’s go Brandon” has been a rallying name for far-right conservatives who wish to say “F*** Joe Biden” however can’t appear to recollect his identify. It’s one thing excessive schoolers would give you to belittle a trainer at school, and he wears it like a badge of honor.
Through the early voting primaries this month, Wallace Redd was seen proudly displaying a “Let’s Go Brandon,” signal exterior of his tent, welcoming anybody who has as a lot hate as he does.
That is Wallace Redd. He doesn’t care in regards to the folks of our metropolis, simply that his aspect wins the tradition battle. As a mayor, we’d doubtless count on this habits from the workplace, with Redd consistently taking stances in opposition to faculties and companies that enact no matter he views as a “woke idea.” He doesn’t point out wanting to assist the poorest of our county, simply guaranteeing that they don’t must find out about CRT in faculties.
Clarksville doesn’t want a tradition battle like the remainder of the nation, and our flesh pressers needs to be accountable and mature sufficient to acknowledge that. If you need somebody who will enhance our county and characterize them as they deserve, don’t vote for Wallace Redd on the Could 3 main. Vote for actually anybody else.