An Open Letter To Iran + Lafayette’s Unified Development Code | Wingin’ It Wednesday
This week on "Wingin' It Wednesday", panelists Mike Stagg, Warren Caudle, and Carol Ross joined "Nathan and Bernie in the Morning" to discuss the open letter to Iran written by 47 Republican Senators as well as Lafayette's Unified Development Code.
Here's what the panel had to say:
1. 47 Republican Senators wrote an open letter to leaders of Iran. Your thoughts?
Warren Caudle started us off:
These Senators writing a letter to Iran is a childish move. Foreign policy is the executive branch's to deal with, whether you like it or not. Writing this letter is political grandstanding.
What is the nation of Iran. At best they are a small country. They may have supplied weapons to our enemies, but we have supplied more weapons than any other nation the world over. This deal with Iran, it’s just mind boggling. To write a letter from 47 Senators is just about the most childish thing I’ve ever heard of.
Mike Stagg posited:
For members of the United States Senate to inject themselves into foreign policy like this… it’s totally irresponsible. It’s a continuation of the Republican party allowing Israel to control our foreign policy.
If these people are so committed to a war, will they send their kids to fight it? The answer is no, they will not. Having nearly bankrupted the country with two wars in the last decade they are trying their best to get us involved in another war with Iran.
Carol Ross started us off:
I love all the hyperbole I’m hearing. The tone of the letter was interesting. It was like a tutorial for the constitution.
There is a role for the congress to play in foreign policy. The Dems are apoplectic. The idea that anybody wants war is crazy. That’s not the intent of this letter. The letter was mere to call attention and to bring it front and center.
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2. The LCG will soon review the proposed Unified Development Code that came as part of the Comprehensive Plan. Your thoughts.
Mike started us off:
I’m sorry, I can’t figure out if this is the going away present for the Joey Durel administration or part of the Dee Stanley campaign. If they were serious about this they wouldn’t have done it in the 10th year of the 12 year run, and they would not be here in the last six months trying to cram this in.
We’re going to have a new mayor soon, we should just sit back and wait.
This plan is close to 1,000 pages. This could be a good thing as it does streamline zoning requirements. But there are going to be some problems. My understanding is that once it goes into affect there will be no appeals process. We did spend $1.2 million on that comprehensive plan.
I’m opposed to any kind of centralized plans that’s going to let bureaucrats tell people what they can and can’t do with their property. Lord knows how much money has actually been paid and how much is yet to be paid. In the long run I think it’s bad.
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