Rep. Hamilton says: "The city followed a lawful process, and now that time and those city taxpayer dollars have been wasted,"
In business and home life, we are confronted with the continuing need to make financially beneficial decisions. What's happened here is that the people have achieved the political will to end the practice of forced annexation.
Unfortunately, the hours and dollars spent on the MJ annexation are going to be lost, lost forever. This loss is not to be blamed on the taxpayers who have exercised their constitutional right to demand change. To blame beleagured taxpayers is at arrogant, crass and cynical.
The political interests in favor of continuing forced annexation have yet to wake up to the simple fact that they lost; they failed to recognize the change in voter sentiment that this so called "lawful" process is not only in violation of constitutional principles, it also violates principles of decency.
Sincere thanks to Sen. Goolsby for representing the interests of the taxpayers on this issue!
Prior to the attempt to sieze the valuable property in MJ, the process was rigged in favor of City Hall. I guess that this just isn't so anymore.
In the years that this debate has gone on, not a single advocate of annexation has been able to provide proof of any benefit for the taxpayers subject to involuntary political seizure.
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