Isn't this Jake balderdash getting just a bit old?
Yesterday in the Daily Times, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day proclaimed the area historical markers located throughout the area should be removed! Beating his chest, made this stunning proclamation but is this just more faddist politics on his part?
The country has a minority of people who want to eradicate its history by removing markers and monuments throughout historic cities - largely in the South. It all began with the Confederate flag and its removal in South Carolina's government buildings. And since, it's been a beat-the-clock political statement to try to see how much history the Liberals can erase before people say enough is enough.
What's so absurd about Day's bloviation is he seems to forget quite often where his jurisdiction lies in Salisbury. As confirmed by a county source, this is a matter for Wicomico's Executive office and the Historical Society - not Day.
Ask yourselves: Why does this matter to Day when the City is suffering from jobs lost by Wendy's, Radio Shack and other company closures of recent? It would seem our illustrious Don Quixote mayor only has time for trivials like subverting area's history than worry about his residents' abilities to pay their high rents, feed their kids, get health insurance or cover their car payments. Can you see the gross disconnect? If Day, who seems to be preparing to run for re-election, really cared about you, the citizens of Salisbury, wouldn't he be more concerned about the latter? Common sense would dictate as such.
However, he jumps on the latest Liberal 'fad' in order to mimic the big boys and girls in DC and other states. He thinks by doing this, he appears contemporary and in touch with supposed public sentiment. In fact, its a minority of people who care more about monuments because they already have well paid jobs with benefits; therefore, they have the luxury to be worried about such silliness.
Why would you remove Salisbury history when it serves as a reminder of why we should avoid such activities as racism now and in the future?
It wasn't contemporary Marylanders' fault our border state decided to choose the South to officially side with during the America's Civil War. This was a decision made by legislators during the 1860s. Hence, Day's new obsession with this 150+ year-old decision should be alarming to all.
From the dozens of emails we've received about this subject alone, it would seem area residents are increasingly more inquisitive about the mayor's apparent disconnect and question his competence to make decisions on their behalf.
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What's next for our local eccentric? Will Jake march on the nation's capital, demanding they remove the Washington Monument because it's a giant phallic symbol?
I'm just a man asking questions...