In case you missed the meeting tonight, the Board of Selectmen, with an assist from Chief Corr, unanimously opposed amending the town’s by-laws to accommodate Mr. Rotberg’s proposed ban.
Moreover, on the option of replacing the by-law change with a non-binding resolution urging legislative action on behalf of the Massachusetts General Court, the Selectmen were lukewarm to negative as well.
This is nearly as good an outcome as we could have hoped tonight. It remains to be seen, however, how Mr. Rotberg will respond to the Board’s feedback. He may elect to postpone indefinitely his citizen’s article (as some on the board urged) or he may choose to force a vote in Town Meeting nonetheless. Should Article 34 survive in any form in the Town Meeting, we must oppose it there as well.
More details to come, of course. But in the meantime, we should feel very happy with tonight’s outcome. A heartfelt “thank you” to all the brave Lexington patriots who spoke out against this measure tonight, as well as to all of those who have worked tirelessly for months in defense of our Constitutional liberties. The war is not over, but a significant battle has been won tonight. Whatever the future holds, tonight was a very good night, and it is because of you. Thank you.