The Messenger Club, who are sponsoring the event, have encountered a wave of opposition from the administration since the inception of this event. Last year the Club was refused the use of CV facilities to conduct the service and were compelled to find an alternate venue. This year's event is facing obstructionism again.
The club's determination to pay homage to the million men and women who gave their lives in the defense of freedom since 1776 is undeterred by the unreasonable obstructionism perpetrated and supported by the administration.
In attempting to advertise this year's event, the Club was dismayed by the denial of access to channel 63, and the complaints of David Israel who objected to the club posting a flier on the bulletin board in the medical building. He insisted that the rental agency for the building remove the flier.
There is no good reason for this egregious act. It's well known that there is no love lost between the club and David Israel. The Messenger Club is active in bringing to light the failings and shortcomings of the administration. Mr. Israel's behavior in attempting to stifle the Memorial Day service goes beyond the pale.
The refusal to air a poster on channel 63 is another matter. The channel is totally controlled by David Israel, Joy Vestal and Ed Black who have consistently refused any programming from who they deem to be opponents of their tenure. The recent airing of an interview by the owner of a bagel shop is a thinly disguised promotion of that business. This is something that is prohibited under the agreement with Comcast who provide the community channel service to CV. How using the channel to promote a business while refusing to air a Century Village event honoring our war dead is beyond explanation and beyond any reasonable excuse.
The question that needs answering from the residents who voted for and support David Israel and his cronies is: In giving your support to these people, does that mean you are also in favor of their actions in this matter? Do you think it's right for David Israel to not only fail to attend but to go out of his way to stifle the Memorial Day services? Do you think it's appropriate for the administration to not only refuse supportt, but to actively attempt to obstruct this event ?
If your answer is no, then you really need to question your motives in voting them into office, and you need to voice your objections to this kind of behavior.
Failing to recognize and act is not just turning a blind eye to CV politics ,it's an insult to the men and women who gave their lives to protect the very freedoms that this administration so readily tramples.
In spite of the administration's feeble attempts to interfere with the Memorial Day service, it will proceed as planned. We look forward to CV residents attending to demonstrate their commitment to supporting the freedoms we enjoy that were achieved through the continuing sacrifice of America's sons and daughters.
To demonstrate your support and appreciation for your freedoms plan on attending the event at 12.00 noon in the Clubhouse on Monday morning. We doubt that any of the administration will be there to show their commitment to freedom. Their absence speaks volumes about where they stand on true democracy.
Neil J. Moore