You are incorrect as to the form of government in this country. This country is a Representative REPUBLIC not a Representative DEMOCRACY. Under a republic the rule of the majority is limited by the Constitution. This safeguards the rights of the minority and the individual. In a Democracy the majority rules without regards to safeguard the rights of the minority or the individual.<quoted text> This COUNTRY and form of government is based on RULE BY MAJORITY....as well as towns and villages. It's quite simple.You and the other knuckleheads can't see it. The REASON the veto was used is because the "minority" group did not get their way (5 to 3 vote) so they used a veto to stop what a majority of duly elected council members voted to do. Had nothing to do with anything except "not getting their way". YOU and the FEW OTHERS may not see it that way....but that's the way it went down. The 5 votes may not have been right or wrong...but the bottom line was that situation created more animosity and grief for this council and ALL the residents. If we continue to allow this type of nonsense to go on....NOTHING and I MEAN NOTHING will ever get done. I guess if a majority existed with Colarelli and his "lapdogs" was formed and voted for all sorts of things that may not be necessary for Lockport....will that be OK ??? It's all about who is in control.....and Trivedi and Colarelli were NOT in the majority so they played a card. We cannot continually have the tail wagging the dog. It is very obvious that you and some others will NEVER be convinced that this form of OBSTRUCTIONISM is WRONG on either side of an issue. So be it...go and continue to keep your big heads in the sand.
Checks and balances, it keeps the majority from running roughshod over the minority and forces a solution that is fair and equitable for all.Your side may not like the outcome but in most cases it is best for the totality of the community.