Letter to the Editor

A city run amuck

Monday, March 8, 2010

Dear Editor,

I live in what I thought was Free America but now it seems that we are not in America and are living under a Feudal System of government where the city and its Hitlerian council of 13 can come to your property without warrants and tell you what you can do and how you can live, the City of McCook has take our most prized documents the Constitution and Bill of Rights put it in their bathrooms to be used for toilet paper. I, for one, am ready to have a recall and send the council of 13 packing because they have no right to tell us how long our lawns can be unless it is a public danger and public complaints have been made.

We are not under a covenant here in McCook and can't be told by the city what color we can paint our homes or be told our property is to dirty for them unless they can prove the property is a danger to the public.

The new council of 13 thinks they have the right to tell us people what to do and how to do it, but they have a big surprise coming, We The People have the right to get rid of them and it is not their place to tell us how to live and our forefathers are rolling in their graves.

If we don't stand up for our rights and let the city do as they please it won't be funny when they come to "YOUR" door and want your home because you don't mow your lawn and clean your home when they tell you, if you want to be a slave and be told how to live by people that have no idea of what is right then you need to go to a home and be taken care of but don't expect the rest of us to give up our God- given freedoms because you don't have a brain.

Jerry Neiman,


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  • Too funny. Last time I checked, we didn't have a City Council made up of 13...it's made up of 5. Why don't you take pride in the possessions that you have and show that you earn the freedom and respect of others.

    -- Posted by Rural Citizen on Mon, Mar 8, 2010, at 1:08 PM
  • If I remember correctly Mr. Neiman spoke to the City Council and refered to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights supporting his right to have multiple cats. I beleive the City Attorney ask Mr. Neiman where exactly in the Constitution or Bill of Rights do they address cats? I agree with Mr. Rural Citizen, consider the source and have a good laugh.

    -- Posted by dennis on Mon, Mar 8, 2010, at 3:47 PM
  • Private property rights is one of the most basic fundamental rights in a democratic republic. No I am not agreeing with the letter writer just pointing out this is one of the most basic tennents going back to english law and the basis for our system. But with that right also comes responsibility.

    -- Posted by Chaco1 on Tue, Mar 9, 2010, at 10:08 AM

    -- Posted by goarmy67 on Tue, Mar 9, 2010, at 10:39 PM
  • Isn't there something in the common sense of life that tells you if you are guilty of something, you would be the first one to say something about it???? If this city was run like the anarchist rule in 1940's Germany, there would be a big change on who says what.

    If you don't like where you live, can't you move to somewhere else???

    -- Posted by edbru on Wed, Mar 10, 2010, at 8:16 PM
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