Op-Ed letter: Town
councils are usually unable to make the right decisions when the town is privy
to every vote they cast. Many
citizens are unhappy when the council votes to do things like raise taxes, and
many of those unhappy citizens give council-members who vote for tax hikes a
difficult time outside of the town meeting. Though anonymity in voting could
give council members the autonomy to vote for legislation that negatively
impacts community members, not
giving them anonymity makes it impossible for them to vote for legislation that
the community really needs.
What roles do the two boldface portions play in the letter-writer's argument?