posted on Jun, 6 2014 @ 06:03 PM
I am from Detroit: My Parents grew up there, My Grandparents had beautiful homes there. We moved out in the 1960's to the Suburbs.
WHAT HAPPENED? Michigan is a Home-Rule State. That means that under the State Constitution, wide Constitutional Powers are given to the smallest form
of local government. Under the Home-Rule Theory, all powers granted to the State in the Federal Constitution are then transferred to the smallest unit
of local government, unless expressly reserved by the State Legislature. As opposed to Dillon's Rule States(the other 48 States), in which all those
powers are retained by State Government unless expressly granted to local governments. There are three Home-Rule States in the world, Michigan, New
Jersey, and The Republic of Ireland(all three governmental Hell-holes).
When Detroit was a boom-town, the Irish Mafias seized control of the City and got Michigan to adopt "Home Rule" as law. Detroit ate up smaller
Cities and Townships around it as it grew, and the Detroit-Irish Political Machine got richer and more powerful than the whole rest of the State,
getting even more laws passed to benefit them. They even had their own Court system apart from the rest of the State. Detroit was like it's own
Country, The State could do nothing to intervene.
Taxes were high, property values were stable, crime was minimal. But Detroit was enormous, around 160 square miles.
Things were nominal until the 1967 Detroit Race-Riots occurred. Under the Civil Rights act, no longer could the Police enforce order for the Irish
Machine with an Iron Fist. Under the "Great Society Programs" you could move to Detroit and live pretty well if you got on on welfare. Lots of
Southerners moved to Detroit to do just that. It was the point when the mobs became to big for Detroit's Irish Machine/Police to maintain order
At that point anyone with any sense of reality realized they were living on the Titanic and moved out, the City then raised outrageous taxes, crime
exploded, and businesses closed en-masse.
Detroit has been slowly sinking since then, what you see in the pictures is the result of a populace that can't read, is not-trainable for jobs, has
no work ethic, and are extremely violent.
Michigan still can't do much for Detroit. There is no State "Investigating Authority" to oversee local government, and the F.B.I has basically
washed its hands of prosecuting corruption. No sane person will ever invest there, no one who values there life will go there if they don't have to.
I know this is not the politically correct version you see on the TV/news, as it is the Big Elephant in the room that no one will talk about, but at
least 1 person has now told you what the story is. Everyone talks about saving Detroit, never it's citizens or property owners. the City Detroit(the
Municipal Body itself) must be killed off first before anything will ever improve. It will just keep getting worse.