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Letters: Beach bailout far from moot point

Beach bailout far from moot point
Michael Young, in his Monday commentary on beach renourishment, has a few logic faux pas. After admitting the lunacy of building on a barrier island, he then dismisses it as a “moot point.” Maybe drunk drivers should try that one in court. “I’m sorry, judge, I was stupid, but the alcohol industry needs my money.”
You also would not allow new owners to put up hardened structures, but you propose exactly that for your property (as per the Brunswick Beacon article). I personally agree that you should be able to conserve your property ó with your money. But you probably realize that is not enough. So you call on government.
Most folks do not want their money to bail out someone, who by their own admission made a ludicrous decision.
Lastly, you want the government not only to bail you out, but you expect them to make a wise decision at the same time. Sounds like we have passed over from faulty logic to fairy tales. You should know when you play the government card, you lose control of the game.
The best thing we could probably do is let Mother Nature have her way, which she will eventually. But not before government pumps millions more dollars needlessly into the ocean.
Now that is a moot point.
ó Ron Reynolds
Salisbury
Didn’t feel welcome
Recently my husband and I moved to the N.C. 150 corridor from New Jersey. We were seeking a kinder, gentler, less taxing environment.
We learned about forced annexation only a couple of months ago. Since then, we have been bombarded with all kinds of information and are not sure anymore what to believe.
Attendance at the March 27 meeting at Salisbury Civic Center was, shall I say, unfulfilling at best. I thought surely the mayor and City Council would at least attend or even lead the meeting and try to make us feel welcome to the city. However, we were lectured by a man who had obviously lost a bet and was forced out on stage to deal with the outlanders.
This was not the way to handle such life-changing news. We are new here. Many people have lived out in this area all their lives, and we all deserve more honest, forthright information. No wonder the crowd gathered was “angry.”
ó Kathleen Penn Hodl
Salisbury

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