Reader Says Reed Wasn’t Treated Justly

To The Reader’s Forum:

The recent town hall meeting with Congressman Tom Reed in Falconer on Nov. 8, along with previous meetings in the past, shows a huge rudeness and discourtesy on the part of some of the attendees.

There is never an appropriate time at a public meeting to shout down a public official. There are correct and courteous ways to voice your concerns, such as writing a letter or contacting Mr. Reed’s office personally. Just because a few individuals vehemently disagree with their elected public official does not mean they can or should hijack a public meeting.

It is high time to restore courtesy and politeness when attending any public meeting. If certain individuals cannot contain themselves at such occasions, I would highly recommend that you get some mental health counseling and try to improve your manners.

Philip Caflisch,