To the Editor:
In Mr. Hallowell's letter he wonders why people would not take "no" for an answer. I should think it would be obvious. They know if they make enough noise about it they will wear everybody down until they get their way. In the Bible it tells of how people whined, argued and begged for a king. God got sick of it and gave them a king. I and II Kings tell how that went!
Persistence works most times. Watch as many children get their own way because everyone gets tired of listening and says "O.K. Go for it." There are often good reasons why people say "No," but no one wants to listen. Even God says, "Be persistent in prayer" (just be careful what you ask for, you might get it).
I could give many more examples but if you think about it you will know many yourself. Some of them probably have even worked for you. My late husband, John, used to say: "Give them enough rope and they will hang themselves." He even made it personal when he opposed some of my "good" ideas. I see it happening all the time on the news.
I have no doubt Bethel will get a dog park eventually. All it takes are a few determined people who won't take "No" for an answer, and know how to make everyone feel very guilty if they say "No."