One Weird Campaign

inside of cemeteryIN OUR OPINION…

It takes a special kind of person to campaign as Alderman Waldron is doing. He placed his campaign sign on the INSIDE of a gated cemetery on Carothers Rd.  We ask in all seriousness, could this be any more disrespectful?

Speaking of signs, when only one candidate for mayor is having campaign signs stolen and vandalized, we return to the question asked a few days ago … what kind of person is the opponent and what kind of people are his supporters?  At best, they are absolutely irresponsible and running scared.  At worst, they are vandals and thieves.  Yes we said it. Vandals. Thieves. Irresponsible. And scared of losing. Why has the other candidate not asked his supporters to stop?  And he puts his signs up on the inside of cemetery fences?? This type of campaigning is a black eye on the democratic process. If you see it happening, take photos. If you see something suspicious, take photos.

While we are at it, again Candidate Waldron has gone throughout LaVergne this weekend telling people he intends to lower taxes when elected. We keep having people tell us this/ That’s just great, but ask him if you talk with him HOW.  How will he cut the budget? Is he making an empty campaign promise just to get elected? Or does he have an actual plan?  If he has a plan, he should have no problem telling you what city services are going away or being cut.  Read this about what a tax cut could mean.

For me, I’d hate to see the library open only three days a week (if at all).  But that’s okay because we can always drive to Smyrna or Murfreesboro to use their libraries. I’d hate to see the Senior Center closed when so many of these senior citizens who the candidate supposedly supports depend on it for meals.  I’d hate to see our police force cut when our crime rate is finally down after years of embarrassment.  I’d hate to see retailers stop coming when they learn that things would operate a little bit differently. I’d hate to see the progress we’ve made paving roads stop.  Has your street been paved yet?  How will you like not being able to call Codes to complain about junk cars or high grass when half the staff is gone (another promise he is making to people)?  Why would he do that?  Because he and his family have been cited numerous times for violations of city ordinances. But if you vote for him, you won’t mind the illegal dump in your backyard, will you?

Finally, he is promising to lower water and sewer rates. What part of it NOT being up to the city do people not understand? The city is on PROBATION from the state for past misdeeds.  THEY will say if rates go up or down, not a politician making promises he can’t keep.

The fox is in the hen house, and he doesn’t care what he says to get elected. What have you heard from the candidates, what ideas do you like and not like?

It’s time to wake up, LaVergne. Remember, we deserve what we get in the end if we don’t take action and vocally support the progress we are now making.

2 comments for “One Weird Campaign

  1. Linda
    September 1, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    This is exactly what I would like to hear, I go to the page who has several of us blocked or would totally attack us if we make comments even though they claim to be open and honest, I go there to see what the other candidates plans are if they get elected. The only thing I see two of them say is how one voted with the citizens (and again of course he can because he knows things are going to get passed and he should know that most are way past due and needed) One minute he says he won’t lower taxes or water bills if elected and then turns around and claims that he will lower them….so which is it and if it is to lower them, just how will he do it, by doing the things listed in this article? And one who is running for Alderman, same thing…I see visions and goals but what I don’t see is how they plan to accomplish things in moving this city forward, saying that you would vote with the citizens based on their budgets, I do believe that we probably all have different budgets so whose budget will you go by? At first I was very selfish as to being against the increases but then after really thinking about it, 2 items that have not seen increases (in 38 years time) vs. increases sometimes several times a year such as electric, gas, food, insurances, automobiles, education, peoples rent, clothing (I think by now you should have gotten the picture) I figured out that it was way past due for increases in these two items (and that is without even going into why it had to be done) So even though people from the other page claim they don’t come to this one sorry but I know you do just as I and others come to your page, we may not comment but we still check things out. This is how I know that other than visions and goals there has been nothing from your candidates as to HOW they plan on running a city and moving it forward instead of ruining it. So please ask your candidates to let all the citizens of La Vergne know how they plan on doing this.

  2. Joe
    September 2, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    To be fair, the cemetery in question is a Waldron family cemetery. I’m not condoning his efforts, just pointing that out.

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