Thursday, September 08, 2011

AN OPEN LETTER TO MR. DANIEL MAUER

Dear Mr. Mauer,

No Sir, I am not ashamed. I am not ashamed of the facts I discuss, even the ones you don’t like.

So with that said, may I say, I have no problem with your letter to our local paper in which you call me names and make accusations that although they look good on paper are false and unproven. Many times people resort to this type of thing when they are firing bullets made by someone else. If you were truthful, you would have to confess this is exactly what you are doing since you and I have only met one time and really do not know one another, but I am a big believer and supporter of free speech so have at it.

Let me tell you what I know about you. You supported the Heber City Council to vote on increasing taxes. You were asked about that by a mutual friend and you had to confess you had not read the budget, but had made up your mind, based on conclusions and understandings of another and we both know who that was. If you still have not seen the budget, please call me so I can make sure you get a copy since this budget is a doozy.

I know another thing about you. You are on a list that receives what is purported to be factual information regarding the Heber City Council and those running for office. It sells false information at a really cheap price; your integrity. I would hope that you do not believe all the rubbish you receive from those e-mails and fall into the trap of accepting the nonsense as factual.

The last couple of e-mails you received, I also received and must confess they not only lacked facts, they were an embarrassment to realize the source from wench they came. You would think the person sending them would have done a little due diligence and made sure, he could prove with actual evidence what he wanted you to believe and support when he asked you to fire his bullets in public.

You see, Mr. Mauer, the difference between you and I is very simple, I do my own research and bidding and do not place myself in a position of being some ones puppet.

Good citizenship requires citizens to seek for themselves all the known facts on the issues, not just the ones that you want.

Sadly, you have allowed yourself to become a puppet and a parrot of another and bought into information that is without merit and can not be supported.

The person who pulls your strings, is the same person who promised when running 4 years ago, to accomplish fiscal responsibility, support accountability and openness in government. On his watch that has not happened. In fact, a careful reading of the minutes will show his vote each time was to do the exact opposite. On one issue, he tried to publicly support his vote, by saying:"if I would have known then, what I know now, I would have never voted for the proposal."

The sad part is, he had an opportunity to know then what others already knew and decided not to allow himself to become acquainted with the facts. I find it very interesting, that he also wanted the public to have more information. I have yet to see a motion from your friend to put any information on any subject on the City web site or any where else, so citizens could have a better understanding. I could go on, but it would serve no purpose. I believe people, " forced against their will, are of the same opinion still".

If you have an issue you would like to discuss in public, please let me know. I will be more than happy to give you time on our program or just one on one on the phone.

The same invitation has been extended to your bullet making friend and he has declined. For those on the e-mail list who portend openness, they should find that very interesting.

Thanks for listening.

Sincerely,

Paul Royall