From Letters to the Editor (The Sun Herald)
Jackson County already voted 'no' on gambling
I know we are going to vote again on the issue of gambling in Jackson County, what I don't understand is why. We have already voted on the issue and the answer was, "No, we don't want or need gambling in Jackson County."
Are we just going to have to vote gambling down over and over to please special-interest groups? Why is the issue even being broached? The Choctaws' land off Mississippi 57 isn't historical tribal land but land they purchased, if I understand correctly. Does that mean if they purchased land in downtown Ocean Springs, they could just request permits and variances to open a casino there? Why not a brothel since we don't have any of those operating openly (that I know of)?
We have a fairly quiet, charming little town that appeals for just that reason. Why mess with success? Vote "no" again and let's keep the traffic, crime, and 24-hour rat race out of our area.
DEE WICHMAN Ocean Springs