Congratulations to The Advocate, and Rebekah Allen in particular, for bringing to the public’s attention the extracurricular extravagances of a few of our civil “servants.” Her July 8 front page article did indeed discover some rather dubious and, I might add, opulent behavior from a few of our elected officials. It is said that “power has its privileges” and it is obvious a special troupe of jet-setting justices have taken advantage of those delicious benefits.
Unfortunately, those privileges are not free and must come at a price tendered on the backs of the taxpayer. I am sure though, in such a dire economy, the taxpayer is not only proud to support their own families by clever thrift but also the splendid travel and indulgences of our humble magistrates.
One judge’s philosophy of jurisprudence, summed up in her quote that “we are not an island,” was profound and certainly developed after a multitude of jaunts to Caribbean islands and months of leave.
Additionally, the infuriating example of continuing “education” at ski resorts truly equates to high-altitude holidays and won’t snow over your now-enlightened readers.
Thank you for this information. I hope the frivolous use of public money resonates with voters until the next election. Voters may recall such unjust behavior and opt to hold their court ... in contempt.