It's May and time for the annual Police Unity Tour, a fund-raiser to support the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum. RPD Officers Curtis Bennett, Ben Woodruff and DPS Sergeant serve pancakes in lieu of traffic tickets. Come out for an "arresting" evening of pancakes and fun.
Forney thought, "If we build it, they will come." They built it, but "they" (new home owners) didn't come. If or when Rockwall builds a multi-million-dollar ball park, are we building it for OUR children or for people who don't live here? It's not that our people don't want more ball fields. It's really a matter of asking ourselves, "Should we add MORE debt to our city during a time of economic uncertainty?"
When a friend and I talked yesterday at COSTCO, I related to him I don’t oppose the bond propositions on their respective merits, but on economic uncertainty.
Polls open today for early voting at the Elections Office for city and school district elections. There is a City of Rockwall bond election with five propositions. They're all good propositions, unfortunately their passage at this time is, I believe, unwise. I will vote NO to all five propositions and I encourage my fellow taxpayers to do likewise.
Rockwall County Judge Jerry Hogan warns that our country continues a downward spiral into an abyss of debt. A corollary to this downward spiral is the inflationary spiral I have previously discussed. Since governments have come to operate in deficit mode, the only means to arresting these deadly spirals (debt vs. inflation) is to STOP BORROWING MONEY AND CUT SPENDING.
sec. Ray LaHood wants to control individual driving habits. State legislatures do a much better job of writing traffic laws. And, just saying in passing, I don’t believe the states gave power to the federal government to regulate speed on American highways. For reference: The Tenth Amendment is on-line for review.
Rockwall County residents under forty years of age are our future. It is the under-forty citizens who bear burden for debt service, leadership and the welfare of the people who live in Rockwall County. Like it or not, responsibility for leadership falls on your shoulders. You need to take charge now and Rockwall County Young Republicans (18 to 40 years of age) will train you.