When it comes to east Buncombe County issues, I’ve seen John Ager and Ellen Frost show up at the Swannanoa Community Advisory Group meetings I helped organize.
This group deals with efforts to learn more about the future of 180 Old Bee Tree Road, otherwise known as the other major Buncombe County Superfund site. It’s the former Cold War weapons plant around the corner from Warren Wilson College that at one point was owned by a now-defunct firm called Chemtronics.
I’ve seen Mike Fryar at these meetings, too, though I can’t recall anything significant he’s said or done to help our people.
I’ve see John and Ellen at a meeting concerning the news that hundreds of Buncombe children suffer homelessness. I’ve seen the policies of Democrats, and I’ve seen the policies of Republicans since the time of Vietnam, Watergate and the onset of Reaganomics, a form of economics that most Americans still suffer under in a kind of Stockholm Syndrome state.
Eighty percent of the U.S. population is under age 60 now, and eventually the old mindsets will lose significant support.
Ask everyone you know to vote Democrat. It’s so obvious the North Carolina General Assembly majority of Republicans and the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives are dragging down our state and nation.
We’ve all got to wake up to the opportunities of sustainable, responsible and innovative strategy. It’s crystal clear the GOP path is not the more righteous one that serves the majority.