Mar 13, 2013
A Monopoly of Policy
Yesterday, petitions from both Democrats and Republicans were due at the voter registration office. Although Allentown is the third largest city in Pennsylvania, and the sole recipient of the largeness called NIZ, only one party is represented at the polls; There are no Republican candidates, either for mayor or city council. It's still possible for an independent to run; The last time that happen was in 2005, with Yours Truly, who now struggles for Allentown with a keyboard and this blog. Regardless of your view of Allentown's policies, nobody can deny that being a one party town is detrimental to good government. Currently, even the fourth estate has been silent for years. With the newspaper property included in the arbitrary NIZ zone, the machine seems to have covered it's bases. Although I and this blog have been called naysayer, presenting an alternative point of view seems more important now than ever.