The subject letters “Not becoming” and “What constitutional authority?” (June 22 Readers Write) were written in response to my recent comments in this column.
One of the writers continually recites “the power of the people” as the basis for her right to attack my performance and my demeanor. Yet, it is beyond doubt that the power of the people is expressed through the power of the vote.
In this case, the people of the Abingdon District have expressed the power of the people by electing me to my position; not only for this current term, but for four consecutive terms as a school board member (plus an additional fifth term as an “at large” member). Those people of Abingdon District have the right to vote me out if they do not approve of me. Moreover, they have the right to remove me during my term if they meet the criteria set forth in the Virginia Code.
That they have not done so speaks loudly for their support which I am thankful for and humbled by...
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