WEB EXTRA: Phelps attacking Common Sense, not responding to its issues

Dear editor,

It is unfortunate that Greg Phelps is attacking Comox Valley Common Sense rather than addressing the issues they are raising.

Dear editor,

It is unfortunate, but perhaps telling, that Greg Phelps is attacking Comox Valley Common Sense (CVCS) as an organization rather than addressing the issues they are raising (see their website www.votecommonsense.org).

He, as well as some of his colleagues and their supporters probably recognize that the issues they are raising reflect the concerns of that great big “silent majority” among the electorate.

Comox Valley Common Sense is simply calling for local governments to concentrate on their core responsibilities, to provide efficient and cost-effective management and to be cautious in spending taxpayers’ dollars.

But instead of addressing the issues and the message, he and his cohorts attack the messenger. That is a classic strategy of politicians who know they are on the wrong side of public opinion and cannot win based on their own positions and policies.

They attempt to deflect attention from their own failures by attacking an organization such as CVCS. Stick to the issues, Greg. That is what local elections should be all about.

Dennis Dixon,

Courtenay