Lies, arguments, and water (August 7, 2016)

On July 27th, the letter writer (All things considered) failed to address the point that I was making. That point was he accused the city of Apple Valley of a lie. He said to be suspicious of anyone who uses lies to win an argument. He then told a flat out lie about me. He said that in my letter of June 21st I had stated I was going to have a storage tank built and water trucked in. He then went on a rant about how expensive that would be. I never said any such thing. I said if eminent domain failed, I would look into having a well drilled. That could be cheaper in the long run.

In his July 27th letter he seems to indicate that he listed alternative water supply options on June 21st. I am holding that letter to the editor in my hands now. The only article concerning water on this page is mine. In my last two letters on this subject I made no reference to future water costs other than water rates in this area are cheaper for public ratepayers than private ones. Are these two statements by him simply a mistake or are they again lies told to win his argument?

I think the only true statement he made was that I told everyone to take his advice. His advice was to be suspicious of anyone who lies to win a argument. If he ever writes another letter then readers must check his facts and check the facts of any group he is a member of. I advise seniors and anyone else who rents who has to pay the water bill to vote against the Hanson measure in November.

John Pedigo, Apple Valley

Source: Daily Press