Born and raised in Chattanooga, but a resident for 40 years in Atlanta, I propose Tennessee needs to grant to the proper Federal Agencies Tennessee's permission for Georgia a legal right to tap the Tennessee River. The Feds will have final judgement anyway. If Georgia sues and The U S Supreme Court decides to correct the border as it was originally ordered, then Tennessee SHALL lose a mile of it's southern border not only to Georgia but to Alabama and Mississippi. Tennessee will be smaller and have less populated. Less population? Less Tax money? Less Congressional Representation? Where does it end? The Feds might not permit basin to basin water transfers, but I doubt it. Compromise or lose more than you think. Georgia probably has more clout in Washington DC than Tennessee. Face it, Georgia, specifally Atlanta, is the economic engine of the south. Greater Atlanta, good or bad, has more population than the entire state of Alabama and wouldn't Mississippi like to be a part of greater Memphis? Prideful egoes and political beliegerence could result in regretable even disasterous unintended consequences for Tennessee and Chattanooga. To fight Georgia will take years and Millions & Millions of Taxpayers dollars and, yes, the outcome is unpredictable, and do we need more and more political devisivenes, and what if Alabama and Mississippi join Georgia in the suit? Will thinking Tennesseens permit their politicians to enrich lawyers at Tennessee taxpayer expense?
What do you think? Sincerely, Pat Stewart
PS I think so but I am a skeptic when politicians and lawyers are involved! Aren't You??