The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Opinion

February 20, 2014

Your View: Don’t cast first stone

JOPLIN, Mo. — Where would Joplin be without Mark Rohr?

To me, our City Council is about jealousy, politics and who can outdo the other — just like Washington.

We need new council members, people who love Joplin and want to continue on the path of greatness started by Rohr. We do not need a lot of Polly the Parrots on the council and a mayor who seems to sway easily.

I feel Rohr has done what he believed was best for all of us. Our city was bad before the tornado. The tornado was the icing on the cake of disaster. Now look where we are today in such a short period of time — because of Rohr.

Is Rohr perfect? Who is? I say let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

I would understand if Rohr and his family moved on even if we begged him to stay. But I and I’m sure the majority of Joplin residents are pleading for him to stay.

Carolyn “CC” Bennett

Joplin

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