Telegram - Serving Metropolitan Detroit Since 1944

By Imad Hamad
AHRC Executive Director 

Mayor O'Reilly, Thank you:

 

JOHN O'REILLY, JR. - Mayor of Dearborn

Once one becomes part of public life, he lives in the public eye and under the microscope. There is praise sometimes, criticism other times. Some of it is fair, some unfair. It comes with the territory of being a public figure.

Indeed, no matter how hard one works and how conscientious a person is, there is no escape from criticism. This is normal in a democracy. Different views and debate are healthy and needed. Criticism is important. It serves as a constant reminder to those in public office that nothing can be taken for granted. It's a check on power and a reminder that someone is pa...



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