No rules needed A ‘new cult’
Regarding the letters critical of Mr. R. Rex Parris. I rarely find myself a supporter of Mr. Parris but all in all he has done a lot for Lancaster and has been a most effective mayor, far superior to past office holders.
The fact he did not knuckle under to the petty tyrants and cancel the Fourth of July fireworks, I say well done. Yes the illegal fireworks were very bad this year but the operative word is illegal. The fact that Mr. Parris does not follow state or county rules is moot. I will remind you that our governor flaunts federal law, illegals, pot etc.
So if Mr. Parris uses his own common sense in applying rules then good. The government, any government is not our mom and dad and have limits placed on them by the Constitution. We need not blindly follow a non elected civil servant from this department or that department who decides who can do this or that.
I am for opening more business using a common sense approach and not the unfair way it has been applied to date. For instance, Sharkey’s, the pool tables are far apart and with face covering, except when enjoying a beverage or food and hand washing, social distancing etc. should be opened, no reason not to. So Rex keep up the good fight.