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Maybe it is time for our leaders to start leading our youth in the right direction. It is time we deglorify the thug mentality and demand that parents become responsible for the content of what their children watch and listen to. It is time that parents take the time to teach their child that every life has a worth and nothing justifies picking up a gun and ending that life. They must teach them that shooting or killing someone does not make you a man. The singers, entertainers, leaders and parents who these youth look up to need to actively campaign in favor of responsible behavior. Teach by example.
The key here is that these people are not immigrants. They walked across our boarders disregarding the laws of the United States as to becoming a US citizen. The statement that most Americans want the dream act is a myth. Most Americans want the laws of our country obeyed. Americans have to obey the laws, why are we catering to this one group? Our officials have sold out our country. It is a shame that states have to fight our government over people who should not be here in the first place. Go home and come back legally like the other true immigrants.
The one thing everyone needs to remember is that aviation professionals and the FAA studied all aspects of Briscoe and all agreed that Briscoe is not a feasible sight for commercial flights. Their findings all say that no matter how you look at Briscoe, it will not succeed as a commercial airport. Airlines are moving away from Regional fields. Anyone who has read the reports realizes that this was doomed from the start and the taxpayers of Gwinnett would have been on the hook. The reports all say it only had a 1% chance of succeeding. Hopefully, all of this will have a good outcome for Briscoe. Both Lawrenceville and the Commissioners have agreed to take a look at Briscoe and see what improvements can be made at the field.
Bret Smith has acted totally unprofessional right from the get go. A professional would submit his bid and then wait to see if it was accepted. Mr. Smith has no business meddling in Gwinnett politics. He has no business in asking that the vote be delayed. Last I looked, this was our county, not Mr. Smith's. After reading all the information that has been compiled by the aviation professionals and the recommendation from the DOT that this proposal be rejected, I don't know why we are wasting one more day on this. When push comes to shove, every aviation professional came up with the same conclusion-Briscoe should not be a Regional Airport. Not one of them felt that this airport would have any chance of success. The only ones that seem to see anything good in this, is Mr. Smith, who would financially benefit from it and the Fly Gwinnett group that just doesn't want to drive to Hartsfield. Sorry people, you don't physically and financially destroy a county for your own benefit. Think Marta, goes straight to the airport.
Our problem with the commission Floyd, is that if after reading all the studies done by the professionals who were hired to get the facts about the airport, they still voted to go forward, we would need an investigation. All professionals say it is doomed to failure, not a viable location and the taxpayers of Gwinnett would eventually get the bill. A vote for the airport is a vote against all the logical facts that say it is a terrible idea. We just need to stop doing dumb here in Gwinnett.
Floyd, please read all the facts put together by the FAA, two aviation consultants and the DOT. Briscoe is not a viable location for a regional airport. Also, no regional field built in the last 40 years has succeeded. You may think this is a good idea, but the professionals, the ones who know the facts, know it will fail. Groups were asked to study the feasibility of this airport and all rejected it. Why have them do the studies, if you are going to ignore their results. It is time to put our energies to work elsewhere.
Teelee, it is time that Fly Gwinnett Forward realizes that with all the professionals giving this project an F, you need to give it up. From the FAA, to consultants and finally the DOT you have to realize, Briscoe is not a viable place for a regional field. Fly Gwinnett cannot look at the facts and honestly still want to stick the taxpayers of Gwinnett with this bill. The airport has a 99% chance of being a failure, so says all the professionals who should know. Please do like I do. Drive to the Marta station on Buford Highway, get on the train and it will bring you right to the airport. No hassle, no big debt for a failed airport for Gwinnett. This airport really has no positives for Gwinnett. We can grow by being a very desirable location, let's work on that. No new business in Georgia has located by an airport, they obviously are not a draw. Good neighborhoods, good schools and a desirable location, that's what you need.
If the motive was ascertaining whether this airport was feasible, I'd say that is a good motivation. They all said it will not work, the Board of Commissioners must deal with the truth, like it or not.
The Commissioners need to go ahead and vote on the airport so that we can use this to decide our vote in July. If the Commissioners vote in favor of the airport after reading the FAA report, the reports of two aviation consultants and the Citizens Review Board that state the airport will fail and be a huge taxpayer expense, we can then decide who they represent. Is it their constituents or special interests? We put them in office and we can take them out. Don't vote and we'll unfortunately have to clean house.
If the Commissioners are so proud of their vote, let them vote. As educated citizens of Gwinnett, that will give us what we need to form our opinion in July. If our Commissioners vote for the airport after the FAA report, two Aviation Consultant reports and a Citizens Review Board report have all stated that this airport is doomed to fail, that should give us all we need to see just who they represent. The citizens who elect them or big money. We put them in, we can take them out.
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