Minority should not rule

Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2005

On Oct. 4, voters of the Kenai Peninsula Borough have serious decisions to make, in particular propositions 4 and 5.

As many of you know, I have been a strong proponent of education in the many years I have lived on the peninsula. I consider theses two propositions one of the greatest threats to education we have been faced with.

Why? Because both have the caveat requiring a 60 percent vote to adopt taxing changes or approve construction projects.

On the face of it, this looks acceptable. But let us consider, that if 59 percent of the voters approve an issue, and 41 percent say no —the minority of 41 percent will rule. Is that what we want for the peninsula? I do not believe so.

West Homer Elementary only passed by 10 votes. We would not have West Homer Elementary School or the current Homer High School today if such a requirement had been in place.

Please do not allow the minority to rule. Please vote "no" Oct. 4 on propositions 4 and 5.

James Hornaday, Homer

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