4/30/17 editorial: Stand or sit, pledge a matter of respect

THE ISSUE: Board appalled by pledge rule.

OUR OPINION: Anger understandable, but constitutional rights must prevail.

One of the vexations of living in a free society is the inevitability of individuals using their inalienable rights to speak or act in ways you detest with every fiber of your being.

The opposite, it’s worth remembering, is also true.


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What’s your opinion on economic development for Citrus County?

A. County government and business leaders must join forces with a mission to attract new businesses and expand existing ones.
52% (153 votes)
B. No orchestrated effort is needed. Our economic base will evolve on its own.
9% (27 votes)
C. All initiatives should be executed by the private sector. Keep government out of it.
32% (95 votes)
D. Government must take the lead in economic development.
6% (19 votes)
Total votes: 294