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Aerobatic box 02-25-2011

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Letter to the editor by Vernon R. Hastings

I live north of Dunnellon. Accidents occur all the time in many ways and types. My understanding of an accident is something not intentional. Websters 1828 dictionary explains it as -

1. A coming or falling; an event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; an event which proceeds from an unknown cause, or is an unusual effect of a known cause, and therefore not expected; chance; casualty; contingency.

2. That which takes place or begins to exist without an efficient intelligent cause and without design.

I would like to comment on the following from the meeting. Maybe the best comment came from Commission Chairman Stan McClain, who said he resented the government’s “carrot and stick” approach.
There is a feeling that the feds would ask for repayment of all grants for the past 20 years if the county were to take action and refuse to allow aerobatics at the airport.
In addition, Stewart upped the ante somewhat by saying that he would take legal action if the county so much as wrote a letter objecting to the box.
The grant repayment issue is just another case of the federal government trying to control everything local.
“Either do it our way or you’re not getting any money,” is what they seem to be saying, forgetting, as most federal bureaucrats do, that the money they’re talking about is ours in the first place. This is nothing new. The Bible states from Proverbs 22:7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower [is] servant to the lender. Since the end of what most folks call the Civil War the federal level has exerted pressure on the states and folks through money, They use entitlements to hold leverage over behavior at every level. The Constitution is clear on this.

Ninth amendment – Protection of rights not specifically enumerated in the Constitution.

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Tenth Amendment – Powers of States and people.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The creation of the federal government was by the states which did not relinquish their sovereignty or independence. This tyranny is what has spawned the Tea Party movement. The Declaration of Independence list the grievances against the King of England. Eerily some of those same grievances can be related to things now. This fly zone is but one symptom of the tyranny. That is not to belittle or make folks concerns trivial.

Vernon R. Hastings

Dunnellon