Originally posted by MrOrange:
Wow...you're very accepting.
A lot of those things you pay city taxes for though probably fall more under "public obligations" whereas a football stadium really doesn't. The NFL is a lucrative business, I feel that if the owners don't have enough to pay for a stadium than they should have to ask for private donations.
Well....if thats how you feel about it you have every right to vote "no" (assuming you live in SC).
If more people feel that way than the other then the stadium won't pass.
Its really quite simple. Its put up for public vote to see if the majority of the City wants it. Even if they have zero reason for their vote other than a shorter trip to 49ers game, its a democracy and the majority wins. EVERYONE has an equal right to a vote, regardless of their reasoning.
If those who vote no get to say "but wait, I voted no" and kill the project, then your essentially taking away the rights of those who voted "yes", and thats equally unfair.
I'm sure there are ALOT of people who didn't vote for Obama BECAUSE he was black (not saying all of them...I'm just making a point). That disgusts me, but it is still their RIGHT to vote the way they want.
Bottom line...its a democracy. Deal with it.
[ Edited by Marvin49 on Jul 16, 2009 at 9:31 AM ]