The economic search for more and better jobs for Cornwall has hit an all time low: let’s get ourselves a casino! Yes, “People are going to gamble,” says Counselor Grant. And, “Why not keep the dollars here?” – spoken as a true blood leach!
Instead of staying with the Judeo/Christian work ethic to get new jobs for Cornwall, we have succumbed to wanting to live off the vices of the human heart of greed and covetousness. It is almost as bad as Ontario’s push for free and open legalized prostitution. I can see the eyes of the politicians get wider as such base ideas are considered: “New tax revenue – I think that will work!” How true does the Bible speak on this matter: “…the love of money is the root of all evil” (1 Tim. 6:10)!
I am glad there is still hope to flush this get-rich-quick scheme down the toilet where it belongs. I would encourage all the counsel members to do what is morally right, and what is best for the future of Cornwall. I would encourage every citizen of Cornwall to cry down this destructive attempt to further destroy the moral fibre of our city. To encourage legal greed, and to open up another area where organized crime can get a foot hold is a sure way to sink our community further into social decay. This talk about securing provincial moneys in order to deal with the social ills of addictive gambling is another slippery slope that leads to a vain attempt to heal broken marriages, broken families, and the loss of sold labour time. What has provincial moneys and services done to conquer the increasing problem of drug addiction in our city? Why compound the problem by pursuing a casino?
I can just imagine a wife saying to her husband (or vice visa), “Dear, what happened to the money we were saving for the new car …for the kids’ college fees …for the new house addition?” The answer from the spouse is almost what some of our dearly elected officials would say: “I invested it in the new casino, dear!” And you call this “developing our water front”? Look at all the lost revenue: no new car, no college, no new addition! Look at all the lost dreams, hopes, and loving family stability that such families will have to suffer! Oh, yes – this will fix it all: Free Ontario Health Services Information call 1-888-230-3505. Or visit us on the web: http://www.opgh.on.ca/
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