No Casino Gettysburg Video Presentation from 8/31/2010 Hearing

31 08 2010

I have some disagreement with how the No Casino folks have been presenting their case – in some regards I find it misleading, weak on facts, and poorly argued.  However, I believe the proposed casino is a horrible idea and that it will likely interfere with the interpretation and the experience of the battlefield.  I object to my state government – my employees –  awarding the gaming licenses to a group whose site is in such close proximity to the battlefield.

Hat tip to John Hoptak.

About these ads

Actions

Information

2 responses

1 09 2010
Dick Stanley

A casino would no doubt detract from the solemnity of the battlefield, until you consider how many of the troops on both sides played cards or rolled dice for money.

Gambling was common among the Rebs, anyhow, though it was said that even the irreligious ones always left their dice and cards with the baggage before a fight—not wanting their kin to find them on their body should they be killed.

1 09 2010
Mark Peters

A balanced response to the argument from you, Harry. A purely technical approach to what’s proposed, but I wouldn’t have expected anything else. whilst I agree, the ‘sentiment card’ has to be used as most people wouldn’t understand a decision based solely on ‘the experience of the battlefield’. They just wouldn’t care!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 866 other followers

%d bloggers like this: