Montana town wants to be the new Gitmo
posted at 9:10 am on April 25, 2009 by Keemo
Several years ago, my wife and I were sitting in our home in beautiful So. California, sipping on some delicious hot coffee, talking about the need to pick a new State to call home, and the need to get our son’s out of harms way before they got stuck in California. We both made a list of criteria that we each deemed necessary, compared lists, modified, and started our search. This was a drastic plan of action, as our immediate family members all lived close by. Following two years of research, we settled in on a specific area of Montana. We then broke the news to our parents and siblings. We started construction of our new home in Montana in 2005, made the permanent move in 2006.
A few days ago, we learned that a city near us built a prison on the basis of “build the facility, and the criminals will come.” While spending most of our adult lives in California, we watched as government forced their will upon the citizens, making decisions that left us shaking our heads in disbelief. This morning my wife and I were enjoying a delicious cup of hot coffee, shaking our heads in disbelief of the current news of a possible relocation of Gitmo prisoners coming to a town near by. It boggles the mind how government claims to be the representative of the people, while sticking it to us at every turn.
From the Billings Gazette:
The long halls of the Two Rivers Detention Facility may be empty and dark, but the building is aglow in the national spotlight. The executive director of Two Rivers Authority, which owns the facility in Hardin, is fielding calls and giving interviews to national media since word came out the organization would like to house Guantanamo detainees.
From Fox News:
The development authority in Hardin, a city of 3,400 people bordering the Crow Indian Reservation, built the $27 million, 460-bed jail two years ago and has been looking for tenants ever since. Its construction loans are in default.
Montana residents do have some good news as well:
The rest of the state’s congressional delegation — Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg — agreed that bringing Guantanamo prisoners to Montana is a bad idea, though they support efforts to find some other use for the jail.
Montanans have stocked their shelves with guns and ammo since the election of Barack Obama, fearing an attack on the 2nd ammendment will be a vocal point of the new administration. Having international terrorists delivered to our backyard; well, that was not the original purpose for recent purchases…