This letter is in response to the article in the Times News dated Wednesday July 20, 2011 regarding Tamaqua residents and their sudden mandate to connect to the Tamaqua Borough Inc.'s sewer line. A few thoughts came to mind while reading this article.
Firstly, what I see happening not only in this local situation but in our entire country as well is people waking up to the fact that they've been voting for, depending on and sending their hard earned money to corporations posing as local, state and federal branches of government. If you don't believe me go to Dun and Bradstreet and look up Tamaqua Borough or any other alleged government entity including your local police department. You will see that they are listed as corporations.
Then ask yourself, "What is the goal of any corporation?" Isn't it to make money? The difference between these corporations and say McDonald's is that these pseudo government corporations can make laws telling you what you can and can't do, they have the ability to tax you and if you don't comply with all of their frivolous rules and regulations they can fine and arrest you through a de facto court system.
So because none of us care enough about our constitution nor dare to question authority, we work longer and harder hours to pay for these fictitious entities and then when something like the situation in Tamaqua comes up we go back to those who took our money and say can we please have some of our money back because we sent you almost everything we had and now we need to follow your mandate. Then the response comes of "Sorry but there's no more money left" which hits you over the head like a pipe wrench!
And the last time I checked the 18th Title of the USC (the United States Inc.'s rule book), isn't receiving a statement in the mail asking you to pay for something you are not even receiving fraud? Especially when it is taken a step further and there is a threat to turn off services that you are led to believe you are getting but are not? I can completely empathize with the citizens of Tamaqua when they expect the council to act like a government and protect the rights of its citizens. Instead citizens are being abused and fined by unconstitutional corporate entities such as the PA DEP and the borough completely plays along.
I don't even have to state this next fact because the citizens of Tamaqua already have but those interviewed unanimously stated that they didn't want to be dumping their waste into the local creek. Who would? So, how could this situation have been handled differently?
Mr. Gursky, the borough president stated, "Our initial plan was to dye test the properties, but the test was much higher than we could afford