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One more freedom lost. Marco Island lost a great deal at that meeting. A citizen was muzzled and led away like a dog. Why? Because he spoke in opposition and because he spoke the truth as he believed it. Councilman Tucker was called much worse when he was alive. He never denied that he did the things this fellow said of him. Councilman Popoff is wrong. The record is in the city's own minutes and the published accounts of this very newspaper. That record shows that Councilman Tucker had plenty of opportunity to defend himself when challenged. He was indeed contemptful of those who disagreed with him and showed little respect for his opposition by not considering their opinions and concerns. He also never felt it necessary to explain why he changed his mind about the STRP. I just do not understand how anyone can call themselves an American and support what Popoff did. Popoff's action can only be taken with the assistance of the Police. Popoff for the first time in our small town's history, used our Police force to shut down an opposing view. Counclman Tucker would never have approved of Popoff's action. Glen Tucker would be the first to tell you he was no Saint. He was man enough to bear his own burdens and never asked for help from the Chairman or anyone else. Glen Tucker knew how to take care of business and helped those that he took a liking to. I once supported Councilman Tucker and that is what I remember most about the man. He could handle his own problems and could care less what the rest of the world thought of him.
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