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Mike Franco for State Senate 2014! Message Board › Original Sin – Day Dobelle Hired.

Original Sin – Day Dobelle Hired.

Mike F.
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Chicopee, MA
Post #: 295
Letter to the Editor, October 24, 2013:
Evan Dobelle's hiring by Westfield State University mistake from the start

There are hot-shot narcissists like Evan Dobelle all around us in this contemporary society.

I write this letter in reference to your Oct. 14 article about the Westfield State University president threatening legal action if the Board of Trustees takes steps to reprimand Dobelle. By the way, thanks for your extensive coverage of this scandal involving the public trust.

Sadly, circumstances like these are more prevalent today under America’s decline as we depart from our founding principles insidiously since the 1960s.

It was Benjamin Franklin, a prominent founding father, and elder at the time who said, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.” Franklin was correct; his sentiments as timeless as the Beatle’s song, “Yesterday.”

Maybe it is just me, but I always like to ask: What is the root cause of a particular failure? In this case, the breakdown and imminent implosion of the Dobelle administration.

Where does culpability lie? After all, we were forewarned about this guy. It only makes sense after we admit that the root cause stems from our seemingly pervasive politics, as well as from the politicians who were on the scene during the “original sin” – the day Dobelle was hired.

Unfortunately, this ordeal is going to cost us hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, before it is all said and done. And every tax-paying Massachusetts citizen ought to be outraged. I know that I am.

Yet it is not likely to matter as we continue to promote the responsible bureaucrats to their next highest level of incompetency. As the song lyric goes, “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away. Now it looks as though they’re here to stay. Oh, I believe in yesterday.”

So I long for the days when the university was just a college; a parallel sentiment holding true for my country as well.


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