Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Whitefish rules

| May 26, 2021 1:00 AM

The May 11 issue of the online publication “Issues & Insights” states: “Biden...seems to be as devoted to his mask as an infant is to a pacifier...” Great line, wish I had made it up myself.

This brings me to the article on the City of Whitefish and their chief spokesman Mayor Muhlfeld bleating about the Montana Legislature, which told the city what to do about their mask mandate.

But fear not, brave citizens of Whitefish, the City Council will not let you go about your business in peace for long. Next up at bat is a mandatory curbside recycling ordinance that will be paid for by every property owner. Since the city seems unable to manage a recycling spot, they will put the onus on its citizens in the form of a tax, whether they use the service or not. Collateral damage will be putting the independent recyclers out of business. But why should those solons care, they know exactly what’s best for the masses over which they rule.

How long will this meddling in the affairs of the good citizens of Whitefish go on? Cicero, in ancient Rome, said it best: “quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra?” [How long, O Catiline will you try our patience?”] Until, I guess, the good citizens of Whitefish decide it’s time to reshuffle the deck, or, better yet, throw out the old deck and call for a new one.

Cy Appel, Whitefish