Friday, November 12, 2010

Should the Greensboro News & Record Editorial Board disclose its "downtown stakeholder" status, if supporting discrimination against young people?

We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred,
is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Downtown defenses

...Give Matheny credit for standing up with a list of recommendations that he’ll ask the City Council to adopt Tuesday.

The new measures have drawn support from Downtown Greensboro Inc...

Some ideas are solid, including an 11 p.m. downtown curfew for anyone under 18.

Including kids that live downtown?

Won't that kill Inferno and Green Street's under 21 business?

Youngsters don’t belong there after that hour.

What right does the Greensboro News & Record Editorial Board,
Zack Matheny, Downtown Greensboro, the government or anyone else have
to force me to say where I can tell my kids to not go in public?

Strengthening the city’s loitering ordinance to prohibit people from gathering within 50 feet of establishments where alcohol is sold makes sense.

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression;
for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Thomas Paine
American Writer and political pamphleteer,
whose 'Common Sense' and 'Crisis' papers
were important influences on the American Revolution

...A new “entertainment license” would force accountability on club owners because it could be revoked for violations of city ordinances. Existing legal mechanisms for shutting down clubs are difficult and time-consuming, or rely on state agencies. This could be relatively swift and sure.

And more manipulatable?

The attempt or act to artificially change the price of an asset
with the intent to make a profit.


A proposed $5 parking fee in city decks after 9 p.m. is meant to raise money to increase security there.

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.

Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
35th US President

...Police Chief Ken Miller...declined to say police would use violations of a loitering ordinance as probable cause to search people or vehicles for weapons.

The Greensboro News & Record Editorial Board

And slay them (the infidels) wherever you catch them,
and turn them out from where they have turned you out,
for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter.

Quran, 651 AD

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