Letters to the Editor

60 percent rule is fairest way

The school levy’s 60 percent super-majority is necessary to equalize the representation of those who pay the tax. All registered voters can vote for the school levies, but only those who own property will have the tax levied against them. This is taxation with unbalanced representation, at best.

I do not care how badly the money is needed, this is America. This is the country that fought the Revolutionary War in part over “taxation without representation.” If we are to give up what created this country and that which has made it great, then let’s mandate twice as much for schools and government. The liberals would be ecstatic if they did not need votes over excess taxation.

To do away with the 60 percent majority to pass a school levy is a tactic of fascist style. Reduce the say of the taxpayer to increase the probability of maintaining the tax burden on only the property owners. Were the taxes to be levied upon all citizens, a simple majority would be prudent and fair. When the taxation is levied upon only some and not others, with the others having a say, we have inequality.

America, the country where equality is promoted while inequality is maintained in the lack of representation of the levypayers. The 60 percent super-majority helps to strengthen the voice of those who pay while still giving a voice to those with no vested monetary interest.

Maintain the super-majority or change the levy tax structure so that all who have a say, also pay.

ROGER W. HANCOCK

Auburn

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