Again, it's not a problem until someone makes it a problem. Yes, it is unconstitutional/illegal to post religious signs on government-funded property. But, what does it hurt? It is also illegal to possess or use marijuana. But, what does it hurt? Even though marijuana is illegal, some states like California have permitted its use for medicinal purposes. And, some northern state has a marijuana festival each year where the police just turn the other way because they are not hurting anybody. The same thing has taken place in Fort Oglethorpe for 6 years. The officials simply turned the other way because the signs didn't hurt anybody.
Now, you have some woman, who channel 3 reported tried to extort money from the county prior to this, who comes forward to make the signs a problem.
Let's just admit, "okay, we got busted." We have bigger fish to fry anyway. Move on and just let it die. Congratulations LFO High School. You got away with it for 6 years. Bush and Cheney got away with constitutional violations for 8 years. Count yourselves lucky.
Correction: Roger Bowman is the Chairman of the Catoosa County Republican Party.
Brad Scott is a member of a disgruntled splinter group called the "Heritage Republicans," ironically led by Bill Clark and Donna Jackson's attorney Marshall Bandy, who are seeking media attention and political gain so they can run candidates against the real Republicans in 2010 and 2012.
Ironically, Mr. Scott is a part of Bill Clark's political splinter group as well. If they are using God for political gain, may He have mercy on their souls.
And, if Mrs. Jackson had minded her own business, the signs could have been there for 10 or 20 more years. It doesn't become a problem until someone makes it a problem. Now, she has obviously opened Pandora's Box.
When I listened to talk radio this morning, I thought Mrs. Jackson just seemed concerned about the well-being of the school system and the kids. Then, when I read her email exchange with the superintendent, it became very clear that her motive was to cause trouble. Ironically, Former County Chairman Bill Clark was supporting her on local radio last night. I wonder what political endeavor he has up his sleeve over this mess? Perhaps, his "Heritage Republicans" splinter group is behind it all.
Is this what we are coming to? Businesses paying for government work in exchange for cheap advertisement? Today we drive on KFC asphault patches, tomorrow we drive through the Fleet Enema or Always Tampon Tunnels?
I mean, where does it end? Walmart recently expressed interest in locating on Highway 151 in Catoosa County. But, the county leaders expected Walmart to pay to widen the highway as well as the bridge over I-75. Walmart has postponed their plans to locate there. How shameful!
I wonder if these same hypocritical GOP Senators demanded that Nathan Deal return his PAC money when he switched to the Republican party?