Two facets to the recently filed Campaign Finance Law complaint deserve a closer look:
• Basis for the complaint.
• Human factor and related issues.
The complaint resides in the contention that a “Paid for by” statement did not appear on the circulated cards.
This is the typical statement found, in very small print, on the bottom of campaign posters.
The cards were sent out by a citizen group made up of accomplished and outstanding individuals from our township.
Feedback from this group is that an expert in Campaign Financing Law was consulted prior to sending out the cards.
The expert’s comment was that a “paid for by” comment is not required prior to a caucus.
It is a large and unfounded leap to go from a claim that a “Paid for by” statement should have been included to a conspiracy accusation of any kind.
Political campaigns can create stress for the candidates.
Under similar circumstances it is natural for anyone to lash out on occasion.
In considering all this I choose to disregard the accusation and display no malice toward the accuser.
A look to the “lighter side” can serve to maintain a positive outlook. I offer the following true story.
Two of my ancestors were participants in the Revolutionary War; one a solider in Washington’s Army and the other a farmer who supplied food to the troops.
At that time the British point of view was that the rebellious colonists were conspiring against the Crown.
So I’m not the first in my line to be accused of conspiracy.