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posted: 4/19/2014 12:01 AM

Why is liquor license asset to community?

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I would like to comment on a Daily Herald article written by James Fuller concerning a vote on a zoning change to allow a liquor license at a soccer club. The article indicated there was a local organized coalition of Gilberts residents opposed to any drinking establishment situated in their backyards for a variety of reasons.

The village apparently withdrew any opposition and even signed an agreement with the business owner despite mounting opposition. On the county level, Kurt Kojzarek, District 19 board member representing the voters of Gilberts in Kane County, spoke in favor of the out-of-town petitioner saying it was an asset to the community.

This seemingly lack of representation starting with village leadership and then at the county level seems to suggest a fundamental meltdown of our governmental process and our most basic principle of "For the people, By the people."

What's the answer? Revolution. A revolution led by every citizen old enough to vote. Enough of this Republican vs. Democrat stuff. We are all Americans, the ruling party. Our destiny is in our own hands. When change is needed like now, vote with your heart and your brain and disregard party affiliation. If we all were to adopt this philosophy, it just might bring some credibility back to politics.

Daniel Pace


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