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2017 Letters to the editor stock

Last month the Highland Town Council again thought it was necessary to join the debate of national issues. This isn’t the first time the council has expressed its displeasure for matters on the national stage in attempt to maintain favor with its political base.

In October, the council sought to add its voice to the debate on DACA. The council decided to withhold its voice when it couldn’t agree on the wording of a resolution. This month's “sense of the council” resolution on gun control introduced by Councilman Steve Wagner partially stated that the Second Amendment should not be interpreted as a right to keep any type of weapon whatsoever.

It also called for common-sense gun regulations, many of which already exist. The town council’s actions are undermining its ability to speak for all Highland residents. The council needs to return to its bipartisan ways and represent all.

Tom Black, Highland

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Local News Editor

Marc Chase is a veteran investigative reporter, columnist and editor of more than two decades. He currently leads The Times news staff as local news editor. He can be reached at 219-933-3327.