We conclude this series with a question we have asked before, but have yet to receive a response from County Executive John Stoffa.
Is it ever right to LIE?
Please answer the question Mr. Stoffa; is it ever right to LIE?
We sincerely hope that Mr. Stoffa can discern that "We The People's" voice against him is not a personal attack, but a quest for truth.
To this date all we ask of you sir: is that you admit what we all already know--that you lied to us. Yes, we understand your shame, but we cannot extend our forgiveness to someone who doesn't ask for it. And note that before you can ask for it, you must admit your guilt!
Based on the information provided by County Controller Stephen Baron on December 6, 2012 (who by the way is the fifth representative we successfully elected to office in 2012), you cannot hide from the truth.
So what is the truth John? In the eyes of your constituents, the truth is that you turned your back on the taxpayers when you (intentionally) decided to deceive all of us who trusted you to tell the truth.
COAF understood your poor character going back to that day in the 911 building where you lied to three members, do you remember that sir. What is sad about that event John, is that we actually felt bad for you, believing that you where being bullied by then County Council President Ron Angle, only to discover shortly after that you were not only part of the scheme, but possibly the mastermind pulling all the strings to throw out our gem Gacedale.
We understand you may feel this is all to do for nothing, but that misguided emotion would be incorrect sir - it is actually about something extremely important to all of us...telling the TRUTH sir. The question is: can you grasp that concept?
The poor character displayed by your actions raises yet other questions, which perhaps you don't want us to ask, but we will: like...how many other times have you deceived us? And what else have you deceived us about?
You see Mr. Stoffa, this is not now, nor has it ever been a personal attack against you sir - NO! This is about the poor choice you made to deceive.
Consider for a moment John, a husband who goes out and cheats on his wife-understanding that what he is doing is wrong. Yet, he decides to do it anyway. Can his deceptive actions be considered anything other than wrong? Is there anything he can tell his wife which will make it right? NO-absolutely nothing sir!!! Just imagine the pain and the hurt you have caused! The terrible feeling of betrayal. We're not sure you can comprehend this, but you Mr. Stoffa are that husband. You lied to your wife and were caught! There is absolutely nothing you can say except: I'm sorry for what I have done. Admit your deception, and ask for forgiveness. And then perhaps your wife will allow you to stay in the house. But failing to do so...will guarantee she will ask you to leave.
No John, this has never ever been a personal attack on you. You did what you did (deceive-you made your bed) and were caught. Now be a man and own up to it. There is no disgrace in saying: I'm sorry!
This could all be over John, with the simple words...