The recent invitation by certain activist groups in the Fredericksburg area to bring consulting firm Concordia into the realm of city politics has produced a letter from Paul Lewis of Rappahannock Area Grassroots.

In Fredericksburg, it seems, if you lose an election and you happen to think you should still run the city anyway, you pay to create your own council–a shadow government of unelected but paying personalities. Then you call it government by the people, even though not one was ever voted into office; you exclude the duly elected governing body from participating, and you bully the city into accepting the resulting so-called leadership.

Now I’m no expert, but isn’t this exactly what the former city council said about RAG et al.? Just wondering. . .

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