Letters for Oct. 26, 2016

• Respect goes both ways

Respect goes both ways

I have the greatest respect for the opinions of others even if I may not always agree with them. But since Mr. Ellegard makes some false statements about me and my views (TGI 10/23) I wish to correct them.

His presumption that I have no respect for our administration, Council, Chief Perry and his staff as well as all state and county employees is completely false.

I ask that Mr. Ellegard call Chief Perry or any of his officers and find out what kind of respect they believe I have for him and all those other officers who protect us.

Call our council members and even with some of our disagreements see how many of them respect me and my fellow government “watchdogs” for our testimonies.

Call our State DOT ( Larry Dill or Ray McCormick) and see what they think of my opinions and the means by which I try and correct what is wrong.

I believe that he will find that they all respect my 20 years of involvement and opinions even if we do not agree. With no other interest or motive in mind, I and my watchdog friends only want what is best for Kauai and all its citizens. And, many of those friends are “locals” just as you are.

And, like you, Mr. Ellegard, I have been a staunch Union supporter all my working life and will remain proud of it.

Glenn Mickens, Kapaa

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