There’s some controversy a-brewin’ in Falmouth, over the board of selectman’s recent decision not to re-appoint George Morse as a town constable. He lost the appointment due to some questionable information that arose during a background check — a check Morse now claims was conducted illegally.
Selectman Ahmed Mustafa, who supported Morse’s reappointment, said Morse was the victim of a personal vendetta against him. At a recent meeting, Mustafa put the entire situation in persepctive when he said: “This was nothing more than a witchcraft trial. What is going on here is very irregular and it makes the Salem Witch Trials look like a fairy tale.”
So: George Morse being subjected to a possibly illegal background check and getting ousted from a low-paying civil service job is worse than 150-plus people getting tossed into the blender of a kangaroo court assembled to try them on ludicrous charges brought forth by superstitious and often vindictive neighbors, resulting in nineteen people getting hanged, five people rotting away in jail, and one man getting crushed to death by heavy stones during interrogation.
Got it. Perfectly sensible analogy.
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