created by: Marion Baldwin | Jun 11, 2009

Plainfield, IL

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Is Garrett Peck Biased Against Islam?

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Marion Baldwin

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In this week’s Plainfield Enterprise, village trustee Garrett Peck opens his letter to the editor with a very telling line.
When I was sworn into office (with my left hand on the Bible), I swore an oath to the community.
Peck’s explicit invocation of the Bible flies in the face of his assertion in the same letter that he made his decision to prevent an Islamic school from opening in Plainfield based on safety issues alone.

Why would Peck feel the need to invoke the Christian Bible?

Why does he feel it is important to say that swore an oath to God rather affirmed his duty if for no other reason than religious insensitivity or bias?

Peck is the poster child of the close-minded, religious zealots than run the Republican Party, of which Peck is a central leader. It might as well be the Klan, but wait, this is Plainfield.
lincoln highway

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Marion Baldwin wrote:
Why would Peck feel the need to invoke the Christian Bible?
because he has to build his street cred as a conservative rightwinger before he takes on tom cross?
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You are right! Peck is a rightg winger and Cross is a left winger! So who is a good compromise?
Pillar

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Jun 11, 2009
 
BMD wrote:
You are right! Peck is a rightg winger and Cross is a left winger! So who is a good compromise?
I think Jim Waldorf is a good compromise. He run take out Peck and Cross. I hear there are four, maybe five people running the primary for Tom's position.
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I'm truly offended by the assertion that Peck is anti-Islamist, that's an over the top racist remark that you pulled from your little troll mind.
I was, though, upset that he had to make a point of grabbing a Bible to be sworn in. As if touching a book of fairy tales will help him fulfill his obligations to the residents of Plainfield. I would prefer someone who used a book containing the Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, and The Gettysburg Address. When this country can move past the mysticism of religion, we may reach our full potential.

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Marion Baldwin,

For cry out load give it a rest.
Go post on MOVEON, and leave us alone.
Berwyn

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What will he do when the Islamic school tries to move into downtown Plainfield...hear they are looking for space there. Lots of available locations.
Mr Fuji

Plainfield, IL

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Jun 12, 2009
 
They will go into the old first midwest bank building by those extremists at PT-G. They can do TV shows together.
Mark Batinick

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I have important information that may put this whole issue to rest. I represent the owner of the property that actually is attached to the one the islamic school wanted to use.(The buildings are attached in the back.) Just over 1 year ago, an agent brought a client who wanted to use that building for a private school as well. After one meeting with the village, it was apparent that the village did not want a school on that site. There were several issues discussed. The main concerns were traffic and safety. I stood to make a significant amount of commission should the deal have been consumated, but quickly understood that the village was not going to support a school on the site. The owners of the school I was working with are white. This is not about race.

Folks there are rules. Just like I can't put a liquor store in my house in the middle of my neighborhood, you cannot put a school where it is not zoned for one. There are parking requirements, lighting requirements, traffic studies necessary, etc. The school is requesting a zoning change. That process has been a difficult one for many. Why should it be any different for the islamic school? Are we supposed to have a seperate set of rules for everyone who cries race? Before anyone makes quick decisions, and writes silly posts, they should at least understand the topic. There is a precedent. If the village were to approve a school on the site, I would have grounds for a lawsuit. The islamic school should be required to follow the same rules as everyone else. They should find a property that is appropriate for the zoning required and focus on the truth, not slander.
aRCHER

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Jun 14, 2009
 
Pillar wrote:
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I think Jim Waldorf is a good compromise. He run take out Peck and Cross. I hear there are four, maybe five people running the primary for Tom's position.
I'd vote for Billy astrom of P-TV. I mean thats WHY he is ON the station for political purposes??

plus reid_packRat could help him get campaign help frpm Wheatland repub/ pay 2 play teams.
Andy

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Don't forget Peck's inability to realize that the Islams are our friends and we need to welcome them with open arms into our community. How can he possibly turn them away! What is wrong with this community?
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Garrett Peck = Racist
Plainfield Citizen

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Garrett Peck= Too Powerful
Plainfield Citizen

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Garrett Peck = Pecker
Dr Pecker

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What it comes down to is Peck is a classic narcissit.
A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following: Has a grandiose sense of self-importance; is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty or ideal love; believes that he or she is “special” and unique; requires excessive admiration; has a sense of entitlement; is interpersonally exploitative; lacks empathy; is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her and shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.
The issues people have with him doesn't come from the fact that nothing works with him. It's because they don't play by the same rules as a classic, textbook narcissist.
Work with him on those levels, and you will quell any internal conflicts and get back to being productive.
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How could Peck possibly think these peaceful islamic groups could possible want to do us any harm.

http://consumeist.files.wordpress.com/2009/02...
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Apr 9, 2010
 
I am, and for good reason!
Plainfield Rez

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Garrett Peck= Too Powerful
Peck need to go

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Dr Pecker wrote:
What it comes down to is Peck is a classic narcissit.
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The issues people have with him doesn't come from the fact that nothing works with him. It's because they don't play by the same rules as a classic, textbook narcissist.
Work with him on those levels, and you will quell any internal conflicts and get back to being productive.
Classic Narcissit = Peck with 100% accuracy! He is willing to step on & take out anyone he has to in an effort to further his own agenda; be it in his position as trustee, his position as a business owner, in his volunteer work & how he treats people in general. Truly sad how he represents himself. Hiding behind his fake smile and candy coated words lies the truth. Peck has always been a mean & ruthless man with little respect or regard for anyone but himself. If the good people of Plainfield really believe Peck is looking out for their best interests they best think again.
JoeHoodeetz

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May 5, 2010
 
Plainfield Citizen wrote:
Garrett Peck= Too Powerful
go kiss roger claaarss assz then

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