Next week my local hometown of Cedar Rapids, IA will vote (on March 5th, to be exact) on whether or not to approve a casino downtown across the river. The previous attempt was shot down, but this time around it may actually pass. Now look I grudgingly oppose a casino, as I feel that it won’t create as many jobs as they say it will and I’m not sure if its a good idea. At the same time I’m almost inclined to vote yes, and not because anyone is pressuring me to vote yes or no (I refuse to let outside voices influence my decision making, and that’s always been the way I’ve thought on any issue). You have to listen to both sides on anything, educate yourself, and make an informed decision.

So before I actually vote, I’ve decided to spend the next week weighing both sides opinions one more time. Considering a building of a casino will greatly impact Cedar Rapids’ future and affect me one way or another in some kind of way, thinking how I will vote over is the wisest decision. Right now I don’t see a right or wrong side here, just two cases of opinion that are both vocally loud and defiantly backed by groups that as the vote grows closer have decided to fund very nasty campaign ads on TV. Just when you think the election cycle is over, a local issue comes to a vote (and I’m glad that we the people of Cedar Rapids are allowed to vote on it) and those who actually care about something that directly impacts them should, and will hopefully, show up to the polls and make their voice heard.

I just figured I should comment on the issue in the next week, as I haven’t bothered to do so and I think sometimes mentioning some things about my hometown in my blog might be a good idea. I wanted Down The Rabbit Hole 2.0 to be more about general issues, rather than just covering music and movies.

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