Elizabeth Grace Schaller
It was a high school goverment teacher by the name of Earl Willits. He constantly reminded us that it was our government, and therefore it was our responsibility to participate at least at the level of voting. One day during a discussion of the process for passing a bill, he reiterated this litanty and in mid-sentence he said “What a hipocrite I am…” The next day we had a substitute and came to find out the Mr. Willits had registered to run for the state legislature and went on to serve several terms before his untimely death. I followed his voting record and am proud to say that Mr. Willits was the epitome of integrity to the values he tried to teach. It was many years before I realized the value of his efforts, but today I am happy to say that it is one of my true values.