The following is in response to Lige Daughtridge candidate for Rocky Mount City Council on his page The Community Council.
Lige Daughtridge It is and has been my pleasure to provide a free service to those who have talked about me out to make a name for myself. What a hell of a price to pay. Thank you!
But Lige finally a truth that many need to recognize and understand that I am a resident of Edgecombe County. I have worked in Rocky Mount for the past 32 years and nearly 6 months. I have been a Edgecombe County Community/Political Activist, Life Member Rocky Mount NAACP since 1992 current 2nd Vice President, Executive Committee Member Edgecombe County Democratic Party since the late 80’s currently Precinct Chair. I have lots of family and friends who live in Rocky Mount. I committed myself to being a voice for the voiceless especially the young and the elderly back in the late 80’s. I get credit for saying things that I hear folk say that are scared to say publicly. I have never wanted for anything.
But Lige when it comes to politics, policies and decision making, I trust and believe in the elected officials until they do things that show they have not done what is in the best interest of the people.
But Lige it is one thing to question and for whoever want to debate what the City Council is doing however it is another to provide half trues, not simplifying the issue one have so that the folk that get scared will know exactly what one mean when they throw out the tax scare tactic. I say scare tactic simply because that is what folk are quick to throw out when trying to get their message across. Some have no clue and some make it appear as if black folk don’t pay taxes.
I respect your concerns and don’t question them, however sometimes I get lost in them. But Lige what I would love to see is you simplify more into depth when you bring up the tax thingy for folk who don’t know the full perspective. The haters they don’t care and don’t even know the full perspective they just be hating.
But Lige over the years can you tell me what the council has done pre the Event Center that has set Rocky Mount back?
But Lige you say, “Thank you for asking and hopefully we can discuss at the next City Council meeting or feel free to contact me so we can discuss this or other topics.” My friend what I want you to do is to simplify it here because this is you page, your platform and etc. Educate!
But Lige what I do is when you and others say things I question those whom you are questioning their motives to get their side and I compare theirs to yours.
I feel you, Bronson Williams, Max Avent, Lindell John Kay my guy, David Farris and a couple of others we had some good conversations while we stood in the hallway as the council were in closed session during the Monday meeting.
Since it has been said that the council was paying me to video, I am still waiting on my check from them but didn’t know they had hired me. I have been attending the meetings longer than anyone on the council and only remember Reuben Blackwell being their and the Attorney. I remember when Andre Knight and Chris Miller came on board at the same time.
My point is folk need to recognize and understand that I have been there and didn’t just get involved over night and damn sure didn’t just because Knight brought me on. Hell I played a part in recruiting him to the NAACP and the council.
I have seen the growth in Rocky Mount since the 90’s because I have been actively engaged.