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Originally posted by Mikemp44Do not be fooled, this is a very BLATANT political manuver. They had to enforce a law put on the books in 1928 to rule in favor of Cairo and Illinois.
Again, if there was ever a blatant example of our governments' inefficiency and politically correct corruption, this is it.
Originally posted by Mikemp44
So with this knowledge in hand, the one blatant and overwhelming question is, why? What was in Cairo that was so important that we destroy so much and hurt so many, including our economy, to save?
Don't get me wrong, i feel for the people who live in Cairo as well, they stood and still stand to lose everything, which would be tragic unto itself. However, the town was built KNOWING it was in the path of destruction, and that this current event would happen at some point. It is not a large city, it has nothing remarkable about it other than it being between two major rivers in the flood plains. Oh and I heard it has great BBQ.
But seriously, what is there? What was worth protecting? I have searched for many articles looking for an answer to this, even asked some friends of mine who are in MO state politics and even they cannot answer it...
So I present the question to you my fellow ATSers, why did they do this? Is there some strategic base there? What are they hiding and why? It just screams of a 'sweep under the carpet' move by the government, what are they hiding/protecting?!?
Originally posted by lowgo
reply to post by katfish
I really hate to say it, at the risk of sounding racist...which I am certainly NOT, but this is a race issue. But in reverse. Heaven forbid we don't take care of the "black man" because we owe it to them. I'm just tired of people and their entitlement issues. Get out and work, then we'll talk. It's not the caucasians that play the race card every opportunity.
AND I was in Metropolis working today. I walked into the post office to mail a package, and there was a crazy long line. It was all people from Cairo, raising cain, because they don't know how to get their May 1st welfare checks. And when I say raising cain, I mean much more. Screaming, cussing, throwing fits.