Characterizing the plight of landowners as part of a small town political pissing contest demonstrates that you are unable to empathasize with the fate of landowners.
Gardinerites fighting over whether or not we will have sidewalks in the village and who will pary for them if we do is a small town political pissing contest. Gardinerites fighting over whether or not we will have a sole appointed tax assessor is a small town political pissing contest.
Characterizing the fight over a zoning law that gravely affects the financial security and well being of people living on the ridge, as a small town political pissing contest, trivializes the people and their fate.
And Marc, the zoning law could be repealed tomorrow and the land in the Nears would still be closed for an indefinite period of time. So tell me, how am I being intelectually dishonest? I've been as blatantly honest and candid as I can possibly be.