Editor, The Cheshire Herald:
There is a huge amount of anger in our nation right now. Cheshire is no exception.
Like everywhere in America, this anger is destructive and has gotten out of hand.
The incident in Cheshire I am referring to involves our Town Council Chairman, a dedicated and hardworking elected official and a deeply caring parent. Whatever you may think about his policy positions, and anyone has the right to disagree with him, he also has the right and the obligation as our representative to state his views.
We expect that from our officials. He also has the right and obligation to protect his family.
No one has the right to verbally attack and threaten anyone else. This includes the family members of any elected official. This is wrong and un-American and is exactly what we are seeing in Cheshire today. These attacks and threats are so vile that law enforcement is now pursuing possible criminal action.
We repeat, there should be no verbal attacks or threats on any Public Official or their family members. We are calling on all citizens of Cheshire to condemn and demand an immediate stop to this reprehensible behavior.
Republican Town Committee