Just when you thought you couldn’t beat a dead horse, the now former Illinois Representative of the 89th District, Jim Sacia, shakes his fist one more time at his constituents who voiced concern, passed a county board vote, and passed two referendums in hopes to protect their water source and economy from an ill-sited mega dairy proposed, 60 percent constructed, then shut down for Jo Daviess County.
His parting column in local papers chastising those who opposed his two foiled plans for economic prosperity, reads like the bumper sticker: “The problems we face will not be solved by the minds that created them…”
Now retired, he could head to the stage. Perhaps someone could write a play based on his career? Great material for theater!
Agricultural sustainability secures health, safety, food security and prosperity for our communities when we find support and elect leaders who do not measure their legacy in loss columns or promote supposed innovations of single-monetary value over these very things that truly sustain us. Justice was done. Mercy must now be shown. Lift a glass of clean water in a toast, while we still can.
From the Oct. 16-22, 2013, issue