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It seems clear that Governor Beshear overwhelmingly owes his election last November to the fact that he favored allowing Kentucky's voters to decide whether or not they wanted to legalize casino gambling, while Ernie Fletcher vigorously opposed that idea.
So why are so many of our legislators doing everything they can to stand in the way of such a vote?
I have no problem with them saying Governor Beshear's original proposal included too many casinos. But that being the case, it's still the legislature's responsibility to come up with an alternate plan that can be voted on this fall -- not to act as obstructionists bent on keeping the people from being heard.
By electing Beshear, the people of this state made it clear they want the opportunity to cast their vote for or against allowing casinos in Kentucky. They should get the opportunity they asked for.
And when the question DOES get on the ballot, it should be simple and straight to the point.
I suggest "Should the state of Kentucky amend its constitution to allow casino gambling?" Period.
Right now, everyone claims to know what the people think about that question. But if we'd just ask, the morning after Election Day we'd know for sure. How much simpler could it be?