Last night, on October 12th, at a Townhall at Rochester High, in Rochester, many Michigan residents voiced their opinions on whether or not the Gitmo detainees should be transferred to Standish Mi. Here are some of their comments:
Just say No to Gitmo North in Standish, Michigan. It will not create jobs as current prison guards will be fired and temporary federal/military personnel will staff the facility. It puts Standish and all of Michigan in the terrorist's bull's eye. There is no reason to place the world's most dangerous terrorists on US soil. Tell your elected officials to keep Guantanamo Bay open for business and away from Michigan.
by Paul Welday, Candidate for 9th district.
Attended Stop the GITMO detainees from coming to Standish mtg. I want to thank Frank Beckman for hosting the meeting. Standish needs peeps from across the State to know that this affects us all. Voice your opinion (only if you are opposed to their coming to MI do I wish you to voice your opinion). Hey, if our government can try to ban free speech via opposition to FoxNews I can try to ban free speech by issue advocacy.
by Janice Daniels, Troy resident
Here is the Oakland Press article on this event followed by citizens comments:http://tinyurl.com/yzkyokk
There is also an email address if you want to voice your own opinion: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org