Perfect Courthouse Green can only be marred
In an episode of The Andy Griffith Show, a big-shot movie producer came to Mayberry and decided to use the town as a backdrop for his movie. The resulting hysteria in the town climaxed with the decision to cut down the oldest oak tree as an eyesore to make the town seem more appealing. Of course, the producer admonished the people to come to their senses. This is my ardent admonishment to our City Council and our mayor. Please leave Anthony Wayne right where he is.
I remember when an ugly bank building hid the beauty of the Courthouse. I remember being incredulous at the genius of the simplicity of the Courthouse Green that replaced it. And I have watched agog at the foolish debate (waste of time) that has ensued over the useless move of the statue. Please leave the statue where it is. Do not touch one branch on one tree, no matter the decision. The general looks fantastic surrounded by the natural fauna that is another result of the genius of simplicity in the planning of Freimann Park. The fact that folks might have to look a bit to see him is no worse and no more of an indignity than finding David Foster standing in Swinney Park.
Do not spend one dime of our taxpayer money; do not cut a branch of a tree; do not move our statue. Please get on to real business that affects our city. And do not mess with our Courthouse Green. It is perfect the way it is.