As the old saying goes: “The pen is mightier than the sword” which was first recorded in the play ‘Cardinal Richelieu’ authored by novelist and playwright Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839.
In this statement, it was meant to allude to the fact that a single man with a weapon can cause a lot of death and damage. However, those in power, with the stroke of a pen, can destroy entire civilizations with mere directions and orders to achieve such ends.
“Rather than place the issue on the city’s regularly scheduled election ballot on August 28th, the current elected officials that represent Gadsden’s legislative branch of government are toying with the idea to hold a special election for a vote on whether to continue with a Board of Education whose members are appointed, or whether to have members who are elected by the people to the Board.
Acting upon such a decision to hold said special election, instead of the logical choice in offering this as part of the already scheduled August 28th elections, could cost the tax payers of Gadsden close to $100k+ to do so.”
You can see this along with a slew of useful information – including Mr. Varner’s plan around enabling better options for our kids and young adults that attend Gadsden City Schools.