Letter: Politicians say one thing, do another behind the scenes – Salisbury Post

Politicians often tell the majority what they want to hear, then make decisions or agreements behind closed doors, and hope the public is none the wiser.

But with a little research, we see that Travis Allen and Mike Caskey received donations from people accused of crimes. One means, the other pendant.

Travis Allen accepted a $100 donation from Rodney Mahaley on April 21. Now, Travis has repeatedly said on social media that everyone knew Mahaley had a stolen gun in her possession, but only the sheriff could have done something about it. So I guess Sheriff Kevin Auten also accepted Mahaley’s gift for Allen. Say one thing, do another should be Allen’s campaign motto.

Mike Caskey accepted $4,500 in campaign contributions from Craig Pierce; this name should tell you something. Pierce is the commissioner who is still on duty and was caught driving while impaired at three times the legal limit. Caskey did not condemn Pierce for his behavior in an article published by the Salisbury Post, but nevertheless excused him as the way drunk people act.

Craig Pierce accepted a plea from Alford in court; please research this type of advocacy. Simply put, it says, “I don’t think I’m wrong, but I’ll accept the punishment.” If Mr. Pierce watched the video and saw the printout of his alcohol test and doesn’t think he got it wrong, then he must be delusional. And the fact that fellow commissioner and sheriff candidate Caskey did not reprimand him for his vulgar and threatening comments shows that when the chips are down and the person involved has money or influence, “support the blue will take a back seat.

—William Allen


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