Wednesday, June 02, 2004


It's National Freedom Day. The purpose of this holiday is to promote good
feelings, harmony, and equal opportunity among all citizens and to remember
that the United States is a nation dedicated to the ideal of freedom.

Major Richard Robert Wright Sr., a former slave, fought to have a day when
freedom for all Americans is celebrated. When Wright got his freedom, he
went on to become a successful businessman and community leader in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Major Wright chose February 1 as National
Freedom Day because it was the day in 1865 that President Lincoln signed
the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Do you know what the 13th Amendment

This amendment, an important change to our written law, outlawed slavery in
the United States. Wright gathered national and local leaders together to
write a bill declaring February 1 "National Freedom Day" and President
Harry Truman signed the bill in 1948 making it official.

I feel that the idiots at the LaBelle airport need to know when and
what the REAL FREEDOM DAY stands for and then watch how quick they change
the name of it. Even our County Commissioners don't know, obviously,
especially when they give $5,000 of our tax money to an idiot to conduct
the mess that was at the airport this weekend, it certainly appeared to be
a Biker Rally and not a celebration of what Freedom Day really is.
Nothing like holding it in the heat of the day and then spreading it so far
out that half the people couldn't get to the food and drinks. We had to
assist a couple of the older people out of the ditch that they had to cross
to get to drinks. County Commissioners gave the idiots $5,000 yet they
still charged $60 per booth for the people to have a booth, plus they had a
donation bucket for some plants that were given to them.
Just where does all the money go and where is the money they made last
year? Considering that the County gave them money, their books should be
open for inspection and a report made back to the County Commissioners in
the Sunshine!! Must be nice to use taxpayers money, county employees and
state equipment to make money for ones self and not have to give anything
back, oh well, CROONISM and the waste of taxpayers money once again is
alive and well in Hendry County.

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