West Wilson Middle feels the squeeze
Two portables delivered last week
Children’s lives will be in danger if solution to Curb[sic] Road is not found soon
[We think they mean “Curd” Road…]
Acquisition of right of ways delay road to new MJHS
[Once again, this is the same project which the newspaper reported was “resolved” in its August 29th issue, quoting extensively from Mayor Elam and Commissioner Justice.]
There are two disturbing quotes from Commissioner Justice in the article.
“There are people with the opportunity to help us on this, but their priority was dollars in the pocketbook instead of safety of kids”
– Commissioner Ray Justice
Safety of kids is important but it not just unfair, its downright disturbing and dangerous that an elected offical would take the position that a citizen should just allow the government to have their property. Commissioner Justice needs to go home and read the US Constitution again, paticularly the fifth amendment:
“. . . nor shall any person . . . be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
Its outrageous that an elected official would suggest that anyone is required to allow their private property to be taken without “just compensation.” Shame on Commissioner Justice. The City has known for over two years that the high school was going to be built on Curd Road. The Wilson County School Board, the Wilson County Commission and the Mt. Juliet City Commission have shown themselves to be completely ineffective in dealing with the problem of how to build a road to the new high school.
But Commissioner Justice wasn’t finished. He has another howler in this article.
“The County Commission has never said it won’t give their portion of the money to get this done.” – Commissioner Ray Justice
Really? They voted twice on a resolution to appropriate money for the project. And both times the resolution was defeated. Looks like “NO” to us. TWICE.