Sun Herald ~ Letters to the Editor. ANNE C. BURKE brings up some troubling points.
Denson and 'supporters' lost no time dismissing majority of county's voters
Chief Denson's decision to press ahead with a casino should not surprise those of us who have voted against that decision. He has publicly stated that the opinions of the people who have to absorb his tribe's intrusion are meaningless to him.
He states there is a "coalition of business leaders and individuals in support of the Tribal resort casino"? Is he capable of enough honesty to furnish their names? I'd like to ask these "supporters" what they find persuasive about a casino in Jackson County. Obviously they believe they have something to gain by forcing a casino on a majority of residents who don't want it.
Having closely watched the politics of Mississippi, Ocean Springs and Jackson County for many years, I think it's just a matter of time before we hear: "Even though the people voted against it, we feel that in the interest of economic development... .
Or, "Even though the people voted against it, we think in the long run... .
Or, "Even though the people voted against it, we were elected to make these decisions for the people."
Or, "Even though the people voted against it, Chief Denson assures us... .
My personal observation is that the word of most elected officials has a shelf life roughly equivalent to the time it takes the voter to get out of earshot.
ANNE C. BURKE