City in Disarray
With 20 days to go before the Nov. 3 election, the sense of disarray was enough to bring a tear to the eye of a citizen. Worse yet, where to take the issue of failed governance? To the state Department of Community Affairs, whose director stepped down amid a flurry of other officials' arrests?
Somehow the oaths taken by elected and appointed officials must be upheld. We see honest individuals in public office under threat of being ground to dust by those who have power but lack scruples. It is no wonder that decent people hesitate to set foot in the muddy waters of party politics.
Whatever the outcome on Nov. 3, the immediate task ahead is to tell the truth and do right.