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Reader Opinion: Vote wisely

First: You have a grocery list of seven items. You go to the store and find you cannot get one of those items. Do you leave the store or do you get the others anyway? By focusing so much on one element of the referendum (Lincoln school) that's wh...

First: You have a grocery list of seven items. You go to the store and find you cannot get one of those items. Do you leave the store or do you get the others anyway? By focusing so much on one element of the referendum (Lincoln school) that's what is happening. It is not fair to condemn the whole issue, and the other schools involved, because you disapprove of one part of the proposal.

Second: To those of you concerned that Lincoln's disappearance would harm downtown and the local economy, I ask this. Is Lincoln's absence more harmful than the benefits provided by a state of the art auditorium?

Third: Remember the furor from one of the past referendum votes when it was claimed that the money would be spent on 10 Denali vehicles for the school administrators? Such a thing never happened because it was never true. Such charges were never backed up with facts. Some of those who made those assertions back then are spinning stories this time regarding all sorts of woes, none of which are backed up with any kind of fact. Take the time to consider the source when you hear such kinds of charges.

Finally, vote with the whole of the proposal in mind. That includes cost, impact on the communities, city pride, and so many other factors. Vote wisely with your heart, mind and soul.

Charles Johnson

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