“The pen is mightier than the sword” is a metonymic adage coined by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839 for his play Richelieu; Or the Conspiracyfully:
True, This! —
Beneath the rule of men entirely great
The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold
The arch-enchanters wand! — itself is nothing! —
But taking sorcery from the master-hand
To paralyze the Cæsars, and to strike
The loud earth breathless! — Take away the sword —
States can be saved without it!
Good people of the Town of Geneva, New York who may happen to read or to follow my blog. I humbly beg that you forward an email from your email contacts to all of your friends living in our township asking them to visit my blog at this link www.cobtree.com/blog and to request that they in turn forward the email to all of their own email contacts.
I ask that you do this so that they may see firsthand what the elected councilors and town officials have been putting our business through these past two years and to make up their own minds whether or not we are truly the villains, the ogres that town officials the like of Councilor Pat Riley believe us to be.
I further ask the good people of this town to understand that we wish only to be good neighbors and to continue to operate our successful business here at Cobtree, which in turn brings prosperity into the community in which we all live and work.
Moreover, I ask that you remember that the voting public of this town are mightier than its town officials because, you have the power of your vote to make political changes to the composition of the town board at the next town elections and to elect those leaders who will make a difference to how our town is managed and run if like me, you consider the current board to be out of touch and out of control.