The State legislature just decided to overturn the residency rule in Ohio. Governor Taft hasn’t yet signed it. This brings a question to mind- what right do the “representatives of the people” have to overrule the will of the people- as witnessed by Dayton voting to retain the residency requirement?
Shouldn’t a popular vote overrule that of the electeds?
What’s next- Congress suggesting that we don’t hold an election in 2008 for President- because we’re at war- and GWB should be president for life?
The way to battle the state on this is not in the courts- but to put legalizing casino gambling in Dayton (specifically the Arcade) on the ballot as soon as possible and point out- if you will ignore our laws- why can’t we ignore yours?
I’m not really a huge supporter of the residency rule- but I wasn’t around to solve the busing issue in the sixties that really forced this to the forefront.
When school busing for “integration” was mandated by the courts- I would have pushed to desegregate Oakwood and the suburbs as well. One unified school district with a true balance of not only race- but also economic status. Dayton would have been a different place today if someone had seen the bigger picture and had the guts to do something about it.