Latest in a series of posts on the Columbus monument
Bud Hackett is a Bethlehem resident who raised 4 kids in the City. He recently became very interested in quality of life issues in the city and hopes to offer a balance to the approach City Council is taking.
To solve the Columbus Statue issue, use the same tools used by environmentalists to solve problems.
If 120 petitioners want to tear down or “cancel” the Columbus statue in the Rose Garden, I suggest the petitioners raise the money to:
1) take the statue down,
2) move the statue to an agreed upon location,
3) replace the statue with a city – wide (not just a small group) consensus statue at the location.
Why do we accept that an extremist group of 120 should dictate to the City what statues we should have in our public space?