Let the People Decide on Slots 6/11/09
The governor has called a special session for the Kentucky General Assembly and he's including the discussion of slot machines at Kentucky's race tracks.
Senator David Williams has made it clear that he is vehemently opposed to slots or any other expanded gaming in Kentucky. I can respect his position even if I don't agree with it. But I don't think the majority of Kentuckians agree with him.
So I have a really good idea. Let's find out. In this special session, let's put the issue of slots in the racetracks on the ballot and let the people of Kentucky decide once and for all. Let's not let one guy decide for all of us.
Then, when it's on the ballot, Senator Williams will have one vote, just like the rest of us.
Whether you want slots at the race tracks or not, if you agree with me that we the people should have the right to decide, then do something about it. Call your state senator or representative today and tell them you want to be able to vote on this issue. Believe me, the future of horse racing in Kentucky is too important to leave up to a handful of people.
If you don't know the number of your representative, go to our web page, click on "The Button," and we'll have the numbers there for you.
This is a call to action, folks. Don't assume other people will do it for you.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my...Point of View.