I sit here on this Saturday morning and I am in disgust. I sit here also because as my daughter is a activist against bullying. It really zooms in on kids getting bullied, yet here we are today - with a person using his position in government to stop something he doesn’t like and is determined to hurt someone with his different type bullying. It is called intimidation.
Roger Williams - tennis pro in Newark, Texas is under attack from a bully next door. A bully by the name of Bob Wells. A Newark City Councilman that has found evidently some kind of “problem” regarding his neighbors beautiful tennis court, that he offers private lessons on.
I thought I would take to this median to get my opinion across. As I am the Dallas Sports Examiner for Examiner.com, I have been ill as of late and not able or for that matter wanting to write. However, when I woke up this story this morning, I was angry. I wake up to a person who thinks it is OK to push himself around, because the “weight of his office” behind him. So I have to write one article a month to hold my position until I feel better. I choose you Mr. Wells.
Seeing this kind of thing reminds me of what my daughter fights against EVERYDAY, and that is bullies! As founder of Abby's Pledge, and just a sixth grader, she stresses it is important to stand up to bullies by taking her pledge. That pledge is - "I Pledge to speak up when I see bullying or harassment. I will notice and take action - I can make a difference." I too took that same pledge, and I meant it, so seeing how this is a different kind of bully, and this kind of news is what bothers me (one city councilman is doing exactly what my daughter stands up against - albeit on a totally different level), I will help Mr. Williams as much as I can.
Mr. Wells is a totally different type of bully! This is a bully who has some pull. A bully who thinks his position will give him what he needs in order to pursue something HE DOESN’T LIKE. That ulterior motive that people hate hear about, but happens all too often. Bob Wells has shown his true colors - he is a person who, if he doesn’t like something, he will use his influence to have it changed. An abuse of power, if you will. There is something wrong with that. There is something wrong with someone who thinks that he can push his weight against someone regarding a situation, that new rules have been put in place, just because he doesn't like it or it is against the "rules" - rules by the way that were put in place AFTER Mr. Willaims built his tennis court.
So just as much as Mr. Wells is using his influence, I will do the same thing here. It will be aimed at a bully and what he is doing has to be stopped. I will take to this median, and post it everywhere in Newark I can, to make you look like the bully you are being Mr. Wells. I will only take this article down, if and when you leave Mr. Williams alone, and he can continue working with the youth of your fine city, and help make them better people as well as tennis players.
Today Mr. Wells, I am feeling a little better, and I am going to make sure people hear about your despicable act toward your neighbor, and I am going to label you what you are - a bully. And in that sense you are a disgrace to the seat you hold on the Newark City Council. In fact I do not know the proper way, but rest assured that I will make it a goal of mine, to make sure you will feel the heat of your own town, and possibly your own office. I will make sure people of Newark know you as the bully you are being.
Here is the simple fact, you in an interview with News 8 were asked, “If you didn’t live next door, would you have an issue?” Your answer was a very impassioned “absolutely”, when we all know, that if you didn’t live next door, you could care less about Mr. Williams and his tennis court. What is about tennis that bothers you anyway sir? Is the fact that it is a quiet sport and you want to hear noise next door? Don't forget this is an area that allows goats in the backyard!
If anything you should encourage towns people, such as Mr. Williams, who is obviously just a guy who loves tennis, and loves to help kid as well as adults, to be a better tennis player. WOW! You better stop that!
Do your city counsel business, not your personal vendetta work, while you hold the office. In the mean time make sure you understand, that no one stands behind your ulterior motive to have Mr. Williams shut down.
The simple fact that the people of Newark may not know you are a bully. But you are, and by the time all is said and done, I bet you will not a very popular person in your own town. Also, those who voted no home businesses in Newark, have no clue!