Comment 87016

By ScreamingViking (registered) | Posted March 04, 2013 at 05:54:34 in reply to Comment 87009

Since when did the human race do anything because it is the best informed thing to do?

The "human race" often does not act rationally. Does that make information and informed opinion irrelevant?

Who decides when enough facts have been heard and considered? You?

As a matter of fact, yes. And you too. And others who are engaged in some way. And the experts helping to guide the planning and processes. And those we've elected to make the final decisions based on feedback from everyone who provides it.

Who gets to decide which opinion is more important to the city? You?

Yes, me. And you. And others who are engaged in some way.

Who gets to decide what is more important to the individual? You?

The individual decides what is important to them. And they can either act on it, explain to someone else why they should act, or do nothing - again that choice is up to them.

Who gets to decide what is right and what is wrong? You?

What is right and what is wrong is not always black and white. But we all decide, as above. If you claim to understand democracy, you should know that.

That seems to be what you are preaching. I look at the same facts that you do but come up with a totally different conclusion. Does that make me wrong? In your eyes obviously but how about the eyes of 600,000 other residents but then you don't care do you. All you care about is your vision because you are aware of all the facts and know what is best for all of us.

You are assuming so much about me. All I'm advocating for is informed discussion. Is that such a bad thing? Is that something to fear? If so, why?

Please tell me what my "vision" is, since you seem to think you know it. Tell me why you believe I don't care what everyone else thinks?

I think not.


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