By: Diane Benjamin
The Comprehensive Plan for Bloomington enjoyed overwhelming success in the Planning Commission meeting yesterday. Of course it did, the end result was fixed from the beginning.
One of the big supporters is Greg Koos – McLean County History Museum. Others are Bike BloNo’s Michael Gorman and Downtown Bloomington Association Executive Director Tricia Stiller. All believe government (you) should pay for what they want. The vote to approve the plan by the Council will show similar over-whelming support. The voice of citizens has been completely ignored on purpose. Government plans lead to investments with YOUR money where private capital would NEVER be spent. Playing with other people’s money is easy, besides they can always retire on a fat pension or leave office.
I drove by the History Museum a few days ago. On the east side, 3 of the 4 panels installed would make Abraham Lincoln cringe. He practiced law in the building, what Koos has done outside re-writes the Constitution. I don’t know when they were installed, but they are obviously not old.
The first panel says Freedom of Speech. Here are the other 3:
Freedom From Fear
Freedom From Want
Freedom of Worship
You can be totally secure. Government already has the perfect place. It’s called prison.
3 meals a day (Freedom From Want) and stay in your cell 24 hours a day (Freedom From Fear). Worship all you want, just don’t take it outside your cell.
The Bloomington Compressive Plan puts government in charge of your future. Your money is essential to the ‘common good’. District 87 needs tax dollars so they want west-side properties redeveloped. If the City creates more TIF districts to lure developers, District 87 will be cut out of any increases in property values.
The downward spiral of Bloomington will intensify because of government interference. Greg Koos, Michael Gorman, and Tricia Stiller are leading the way.
I wonder what the visitors from all over the world think about Koos’s signs outside the Route 66 Visitors Bureau?
Here’s what I think:
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.