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The balance of power will shift

By Mark Stinson
Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2006

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Siler City, NC - I am amazed that people really think we are complete idiots. If we allow the entire county to vote for all five commissioners the balance of power will shift dramatically.

The majority of the population in Chatham is in the northern sections of this county . We would be allowing those people to dictate to the rest of us in the remaining portions of the county what to do and how we do it.

We would no longer have say so over land use or development in the area we live in . I for one refuse to vote for such an idiotic system. The point of having townships (voting districts ) is to give the people control over the area they live in . If we give up that right we may as well give up the right to vote.

I for one know my vote will not amount to squat on a county wide scale so I would no longer vote for anything on the county level again. It would be absolutely pointless. Every district in this county has a certain point of view and way of living. If we allow people that don't live in our area to control the vote then we will be told what we can and cant do based on someone else's point of view.

It will be the beginning of Wake county taking us over. Chatham will be in the same chaotic mess Wake County is in less than 10 years. Development will run wild and the long term residents of the remaining part of the county will either get taxed out of the county or bought out by developers.

You can argue till your blue in he face but resistance will be futile .

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