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By Darrell Smith

The unbridled rule of selfishness


To the Editor:

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

—Edmund Burke

At the recent Goldendale Planning Committee public meeting, nearly everyone who came to speak and present asking that Goldendale should, indeed, pass an ordinance prohibiting further expansion of marijuana operations in the city found it was a complete waste of time, due to two committee members who had no grasp of the issue or the economic cost to the community.

We made it abundantly clear that the citizens expected the city and its elected, appointed, and exempt officials to abide by the will of the majority of the voters to pass and enforce an ordinance to ban further e...

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