Having upgraded 2 major departmental heads in the past 4 years, I can think of no other time in my 24 years of involvement in our town's activities that the quality of our services has been so good. Thus, I’m deeply troubled by Mr. Bob Popp's latest shenanigans at the 1/20/15 town council meeting.
Again, he entered into politics instead of addressing the town’s needs. This former teacher of government “cautioned” department heads and town employees about possibly having their pictures taken at a Republican fundraising event and placed on Facebook and other such venues while intimating it might not be in their best interest to attend.
Hearing this, I wondered how Mr. Popp instructed our young impressionable minds as to the meaning of the First Amendment. To refresh your memory, it allows for freedom of speech, expression, assembly and so forth. Intimidation and threats just don’t hack it. I personally take offense that my caretakers (the town employees and their services) could possibly be affected by your non-governmental service comments. In fact, Mr. Popp, would you appreciate someone threatening your livelihood and providing for your family?
Now, while I don’t think you will, I hope you don’t “caution” department heads and employees that it might not be in their best interests if they don’t buy tickets to the Democrat Pig Roast. I hope I don’t hear anything about each of them having to sell 10 tickets so they can continue to provide for their families.
Mr. Popp, I pray this is value to you and you get back to addressing issues that involve our welfare.
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Any thoughts or opinion as to how this behavior of Elected Official can so blatantly brazen of 1st Amendment Rights and still be in office?