Road to Nowhere payout won't help fam...

Road to Nowhere payout won't help families visit loved ones

There are 30 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jun 5, 2007, titled Road to Nowhere payout won't help families visit loved ones. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

When the bureaucrats, environmentalists and the county officials of Swain County get their hands on $52 million, I hope they do not believe that they have settled the problem of the people who want to visit the ...

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Tarheel born

AOL

#1 Jun 6, 2007
These people had the same option as everybody else, relocate the remains of their loved ones. Too bad they didn`t do this, they are paying the price today. Taxpayers should not be expected to foot the bill for these people`s mistake years ago by ferrying them back and forth today. Even if a road had been built, do they actually think it would lead to every cemetery left down there? The proposed road (if and when the funds were available and appropriated by Congress) was never intended to give people access to each cemetery as they claim.
swain native

United States

#2 Jun 6, 2007
Tarheel born wrote:
These people had the same option as everybody else, relocate the remains of their loved ones. Too bad they didn`t do this, they are paying the price today. Taxpayers should not be expected to foot the bill for these people`s mistake years ago by ferrying them back and forth today. Even if a road had been built, do they actually think it would lead to every cemetery left down there? The proposed road (if and when the funds were available and appropriated by Congress) was never intended to give people access to each cemetery as they claim.
The people didn't remove their loved ones because a government offical went door to door telling them that after the war was over a road would be built back to the area and they could return. What a deceitful LIE !They described the road as being a DUSTLESS road.. not less than 20 ft. wide.Is this the government of the people..by the people & justice for all ? Is this the way Democracy supposed to work ?And we are telling the rest of the world how they should live ?Something wrong with this picture.!!!!the government should have to build the road it promised REGARDLESS of cost. Its a debt 64 years PAST DUE !
Leo

United States

#3 Jun 6, 2007
swain native wrote:
<quoted text>The people didn't remove their loved ones because a government offical went door to door telling them that after the war was over a road would be built back to the area and they could return. What a deceitful LIE !They described the road as being a DUSTLESS road.. not less than 20 ft. wide.Is this the government of the people..by the people & justice for all ? Is this the way Democracy supposed to work ?And we are telling the rest of the world how they should live ?Something wrong with this picture.!!!!the government should have to build the road it promised REGARDLESS of cost. Its a debt 64 years PAST DUE !
Time to write that off as a bad debt.

“8 year nightmare is over”

Since: Apr 07

Easley, SC

#4 Jun 6, 2007
swain native wrote:
<quoted text>What a deceitful LIE !
The truly deceitful LIES from our government are the ones being told by the current administration, and the effect the future of our entire country.

Your self-centered indignation is really pathetic in comparison.
smokies

Cobb, GA

#5 Jun 6, 2007
Sure you can trust the government. Ask an Indian.
Chestnut Grove

United States

#6 Jun 7, 2007
Asheville_Native wrote:
<quoted text>
The truly deceitful LIES from our government are the ones being told by the current administration, and the effect the future of our entire country.
Your self-centered indignation is really pathetic in comparison.
There is no need to throw this issue around anymore, the road is a dead issue, the main thrust should be to keep the settlement cash out of the hands of the politicians in Swain County for as long as possible, at least 64 years.
Indignation is in the eyes of the minority being disrespected and is a legitimate reaction to this long standing problem.

“Report and Deport1866-DHS-2 ICE”

Since: Feb 07

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#7 Jun 7, 2007
Jack, good letter. I am sorry to hear about the 'pay-off'.

And folks that are not part of Swain Co., this is their deal--not ours. They don't meddle in Buncombe's issuses, so STFU.

People were promised that to 'flood' their property, they would be given a road over on the North Shore. Some were paid to move while others that wanted to stay, their property and homes were taken by emminent domain.(ohhh gads--history is repeating itself ten-fold)
People lost their homes, property--everything and for you folks to belittle and degrade these people for standing up for what is rightfully theirs is a damn shame.
Tarheel Born

AOL

#8 Jun 7, 2007
A road was promised if and when Congress appropriated the funds. This was never done. So a "government official" went door to door telling people that after the war they would build them a road. Did they get this in writing? What branch of our government did this? Do you have (his) name? A promise you say, how many of us, you included, made a promise with your wedding vows to etc. until death do us part before man and GOD, then get a divorce? Broken promise, hasn`t it been said a promise is made to be broken? Too bad that this is true. These people were going to wait until after the war was over and a road built to pay respect to their ancestors, how long? At least now they can be taken across the lake once a year, at taxpayers expense.
All your base are

Charlotte, NC

#9 Jun 7, 2007
Mtnbred wrote:
And folks that are not part of Swain Co., this is their deal--not ours. They don't meddle in Buncombe's issuses, so STFU.
My, what a foul mouth you have.

Sorry, but it became our deal when we were asked to pay for it and when it involves our national park.

“Report and Deport1866-DHS-2 ICE”

Since: Feb 07

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#10 Jun 7, 2007
All your base are wrote:
<quoted text>
My, what a foul mouth you have.
Sorry, but it became our deal when we were asked to pay for it and when it involves our national park.
So what you are saying is now because there is a lake which you can enjoy that the land provided was taken from individuals on a promise from the government to build them a road---that it now makes it your business? That part of a National Forest would not exist if it wasn't for the sacrifice of the ancestors of Swain County. How about we give the original property back to the decendants---that will nip this argument in the bud. Drain the lake--get TVA interests out of WNC---how much you reckon TVA is paying NC for their dam there?

And yes, I can make a sailor blush if the situation calls for it.
bryson city

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#11 Jun 7, 2007
Tarheel Born wrote:
A road was promised if and when Congress appropriated the funds. This was never done. So a "government official" went door to door telling people that after the war they would build them a road. Did they get this in writing? What branch of our government did this? Do you have (his) name? A promise you say, how many of us, you included, made a promise with your wedding vows to etc. until death do us part before man and GOD, then get a divorce? Broken promise, hasn`t it been said a promise is made to be broken? Too bad that this is true. These people were going to wait until after the war was over and a road built to pay respect to their ancestors, how long? At least now they can be taken across the lake once a year, at taxpayers expense.
Sorry to inform you but it was not only a promise but a written CONTRACT! First it was the war then something else. The people of Swain have been fighting to have this CONTRACT fulfulled for many, many years. Waited through this study and that study. It is time to build the road.
bryson city

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#12 Jun 7, 2007
Mtnbred wrote:
<quoted text>
So what you are saying is now because there is a lake which you can enjoy that the land provided was taken from individuals on a promise from the government to build them a road---that it now makes it your business? That part of a National Forest would not exist if it wasn't for the sacrifice of the ancestors of Swain County. How about we give the original property back to the decendants---that will nip this argument in the bud. Drain the lake--get TVA interests out of WNC---how much you reckon TVA is paying NC for their dam there?
And yes, I can make a sailor blush if the situation calls for it.
I totally agree---give me back MY land!!!!!!!
I think I could do a lot better with it than the government has. At least it would be for families again!
bryson city

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#13 Jun 7, 2007
All your base are wrote:
<quoted text>
My, what a foul mouth you have.
Sorry, but it became our deal when we were asked to pay for it and when it involves our national park.
When the ^%&* were you asked to pay for it???? Where were you when my family was homeless????
It is not really your concern now is it ^&**?
bryson city

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#14 Jun 7, 2007
Leo wrote:
<quoted text>
Time to write that off as a bad debt.
Still talking trash are you Leo????
bryson city

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#15 Jun 7, 2007
Asheville_Native wrote:
<quoted text>
The truly deceitful LIES from our government are the ones being told by the current administration, and the effect the future of our entire country.
Your self-centered indignation is really pathetic in comparison.
Did your mom every tell you that charity begins at home? Well this is our home--we don't want charity--but we do want our road, then we can work on the rest of the country. This country was not founded on LIES but it thrives on them now!
eaglecreek

United States

#16 Jun 7, 2007
Tarheel Born wrote:
A road was promised if and when Congress appropriated the funds. This was never done. So a "government official" went door to door telling people that after the war they would build them a road. Did they get this in writing? What branch of our government did this? Do you have (his) name? A promise you say, how many of us, you included, made a promise with your wedding vows to etc. until death do us part before man and GOD, then get a divorce? Broken promise, hasn`t it been said a promise is made to be broken? Too bad that this is true. These people were going to wait until after the war was over and a road built to pay respect to their ancestors, how long? At least now they can be taken across the lake once a year, at taxpayers expense.
Yes and for more info go to www.buildnorthshoreroad.com read the documentation!!
Gwen

United States

#17 Jun 7, 2007
bryson city wrote:
<quoted text>
Still talking trash are you Leo????
Sounds to me like he is talking common sense. You should listen up.
All your base are

Charlotte, NC

#19 Jun 7, 2007
bryson city wrote:
<quoted text>
When the ^%&* were you asked to pay for it???? Where were you when my family was homeless????
It is not really your concern now is it ^&**?
I see the ability to carry on a polite debate about this with me is not possible for you.

So you are saying I won't be asked to pay for it now? That none of my tax dollars will be used?
All your base are

Charlotte, NC

#20 Jun 7, 2007
Mtnbred wrote:
<quoted text>
So what you are saying is now because there is a lake which you can enjoy that the land provided was taken from individuals on a promise from the government to build them a road---that it now makes it your business? That part of a National Forest would not exist if it wasn't for the sacrifice of the ancestors of Swain County. How about we give the original property back to the decendants---that will nip this argument in the bud. Drain the lake--get TVA interests out of WNC---how much you reckon TVA is paying NC for their dam there?
And yes, I can make a sailor blush if the situation calls for it.
No, I'm saying I don't want my tax dollars used for this project. That's how it's my business.

If you want to campaign to give the land back to its original owners, and to drain Fontana Lake, then go for it. I think you'll be tilting at windmills.
All your base are

Charlotte, NC

#21 Jun 7, 2007
Mtnbred wrote:
Jack, good letter. I am sorry to hear about the 'pay-off'.
And folks that are not part of Swain Co., this is their deal--not ours. They don't meddle in Buncombe's issuses, so STFU.
People were promised that to 'flood' their property, they would be given a road over on the North Shore. Some were paid to move while others that wanted to stay, their property and homes were taken by emminent domain.(ohhh gads--history is repeating itself ten-fold)
People lost their homes, property--everything and for you folks to belittle and degrade these people for standing up for what is rightfully theirs is a damn shame.
You sure do have a lot of opinion on this for someone who doesn't live in Swain County. Aren't you contradictng yourself? Why are you "meddling" in their affairs, Mtnbred?

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