Brick Township’s current administration should follow the advice of county and national leaders and restore civility to politics by ending the bullying of those with dissenting opinions within the Democratic party.

“Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate or aggressively dominate others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. Bullying ranges from one-on-one, individual bullying through to group bullying called “mobbing”, in which the bully may have one or more “lieutenants” who may be willing to assist the primary bully in his or her bullying activities.” – Wikipedia.

Ocean County Democratic Chairman Wyatt Earp recently said “The Democratic Party should be the party with a heart.”

Former President George Bush, Sr. once stated: “What we need is a kinder, gentler nation.”
Former President William Jefferson Clinton stated: “What this country needs is leadership that brings people together.”

Good advice for the current administration in Brick Township.

We in New Jersey lived with a governor who operated from a bully pulpit for eight long years. We lived with a Brick Mayor for eight years that Democrats perceived as a bully. We have a severely divided nation under the current leadership in Washington, DC. A leadership without conscience.

Politics can be a nasty business but there is a limit to our acceptance of it. Attacking people in your own political party takes politics to the lowest level. I keep hearing the phrase, “You didn’t do as you were told,” coming out of the mouths of some of Brick Township’s current administration.

These people need to get a grip. They need to learn to talk, negotiate or persuade someone to their way of thinking. If they can’t, they should accept the fact that others may feel and think differently.

Apparently they are unwilling to do so.

If you feel what you have done is good and right then there should be no consequences. In a true Democracy people have the right to express themselves without fear of retribution.

We don’t need or want this type of mean-spirited behavior from Brick’s current administration or anyone else. This type of behavior is what causes division within the Democratic Party. Brick is not just their town. It belongs to all of Brick’s residents. It’s our town. It’s my town.

I refuse to let anyone bully me or anyone in my family. This will never be acceptable behavior, especially from politicians that I worked hard to get elected both by donating and campaigning.

Apparently they have a very short memory.

Stan Schick
Columnist

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