11/16/2005: "Thank you Freeholders."
As a voter and citizen of San Juan County and this great Country, I want to thank all those that participated in the Home Rule Charter process. I appreciated the dialogue both for and against the Charter, and I especially appreciate all the time and energy that went into the process from those that gave freely of their time.
We live in the most wonderful country on the planet, where people can agreeably disagree and still move forward without violence, hatred and civil unrest. Not everything in America is perfect, but this Country it is still better by far than any other Country, and our ability to come together and solve our problems without trying to destroy each other, really says something about our character. I am proud to be and American, a Veteran and citizen of this great land.
San Juan Island