Jerry McKenzie: Local government is for locals.The Charlottesville City Council. Not a single Charlottesville native on it... Not even a VIRGINIA native....
Andy Hall: “Local government is for locals.” It is, but the Flaggers and other heritage folks usually rationalize their interference by asserting that the views of local residents they disagree with are somehow not legitimate — transplants from “up north,” ignorant of history, and so on. They really have no actual commitment to the principle of local self-government. They just want what they want.
Mayor Satyendra HujaSo local government is for locals except for, you know, the people runnin' it....
Born: January 13, 1942, Kohat, Pakistan
Has lived in Charlottesville since the 1980s
Born: October 1, 1955 Springfield, Vermont
Moved to Charlottesville in 1979
Born: 1959 in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York
Has lived in Charlottesville since 1994
Grew up in Massachusetts
Apparently, has lived in Charlottesville since the 1980s
Born in St. Louis, Missouri
Has lived in "the Charlottesville community" for 38 years
And I don't know about Andy, but Vermont, New York and Massachusetts are UP NORTH on the flippin' map, and Pakistan ain't even in the western hemisphere... So four of the five city council members are transplants.....
TRANSPLANTS, Andy. TRANSPLANTS, as in NOT SOUTHERNERS, NOT VIRGINIANS.
Transplants with, as they have clearly, clearly demonstrated, no appreciation for a huge swath of Charlottesville's and Virginia's heritage and culture.
So the Virginia Flaggers shouldn't involve themselves in issues outside of Richmond? Shouldn't go to Lexington, Fredericksburg or Charlottesville?
Right. And Martin Luther King, Jr., shouldn't have taken his activism beyond Atlanta, Andy?