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Will of the people will prevail
To the Editor:
Thomas Jefferson stated: “The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.”
The wind ordinance for Dixfield is dead. The zoning of Colonel Holman Ridge is dead. The change of the Dixfield Comprehensive Plan is dead.
But “free expression" lives on, as evidenced by the many citizens expressing bewilderment on how a simple, straight-forward decision on industrial wind projects for Dixfield gets so mixed up in ordinances, zoning and plans.
We, the citizens of Dixfield, now have the opportunity to clearly define our will and express it without confusion.
In the coming months, a natural course of debate will take place, that, of which our founding fathers deemed our unalienable right forthwith establishing foundation of community.
Public, open debates will be arranged soon. Both sides want to be heard. Freemont and I call out to all who wish to make their stand before public scrutiny. This invitation is to anyone, whether they are from Dixfield or elsewhere.
The will of the people will prevail. The coming months are our time for our thoughts. From now to the annual town meeting in May, we can “protect free expression," to allow debate and justly decide to industrial wind turbines in Dixfield.
and Dan McKay,