This letter is in reference to an article in the June 11 edition of The Commerce News titled “Group’s Leader Suggests Council To Blame for Drought.”
First of all I think it is appalling that the Commerce City Council would even consider allowing alcohol at an event that is family oriented. I fully agree with Mr. Slater when he says we are to respect our children. We should be able to bring our children to the festival and enjoy ourselves without having to subject them to all the things that alcohol can cause.
I don’t pretend to know a lot about politics but shouldn’t Mr. Sosebee have excused himself from this vote since it was a conflict of interest? Second of all, I believe that this article was nothing more than attempt by this newspaper to make fun of and harass Mr. Slater. Seeing as how you make reference to the last election, this is nothing more than a carryover from all the mudslinging that went on then. Which leads me to wonder if y’all are afraid of what Mr. Slater might be able to accomplish in the future along with the Concerned Citizens Group.
In closing I think that Mr. Slater is a good man and I admire him for standing up for what is right. I also want to thank him for standing up for my children. Maybe y’all should read Second Chronicles, Chapter 7, verse 14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” That pretty much says it all.