Saturday, November 10, 2007

The vote ought to stand as a clear message to the political leaders and the Mississippi Choctaws that Jackson County does not want this casino.

While voters are reminded that their votes count, a different message is being sent to them after the non-binding referendum on the Choctaw casino in Jackson County. Sixty percent of Jackson County voters casting ballots rejected the casino. Even though the referendum is non-binding, the vote ought to stand as a clear message to the political leaders and the Mississippi Choctaws that Jackson County does not want this casino.

It is time for everyone concerned to let this issue rest in Jackson County. There are some who contend if the county was given a question on fully taxed gambling, the outcome may have been different. However, the 60 percent majority suggests there is a strong opinion against allowing casinos into Jackson County.

The opinion of 18,865 Jackson County voters on the gambling question should be respected.


I couldn't have said it better myself. Respect our vote and stop trying to ram a casino down our throat Chief Denson.

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