Foes rally against Gettysburg area casino plan

Violet Clark remembers her most profound visit to the Gettysburg battlefield -- a foggy day one July when she came close to seeing what the battlefield would look like filled with cannon smoke. Full Story
The strongest support

Maynardville, TN

#1 Feb 19, 2010
I know how much this woman cares about keeping the Gettysburg battlefield a place of respect for the men who died there. Mr. LeVan needs to look at other sites to build the casino.
layed back

Newville, PA

#2 Feb 19, 2010
yea and I remember the days you didn't lock your doors when you left your home. you could go anywhere in town and not worry about getting mugged. my property taxes on my house were a weeks pay. times are a changing and a casino with its infusion of tax money seems RIGHT. come on casino!
your backyd

Lancaster, PA

#3 Feb 19, 2010
If you want a casino then put it in Chambersburg. Not here.
Meldrick Lewis

York, PA

#4 Feb 19, 2010
The strongest support wrote:
I know how much this woman cares about keeping the Gettysburg battlefield a place of respect for the men who died there. Mr. LeVan needs to look at other sites to build the casino.
Yeah and while your speaking of respect why don't you casino opponents seek a name change or a relocation for the GENERAL PICKETT BUFFET adjacent to the sacred battlefield? A buffet? I sure the General would be flattered.
your backyd

Lancaster, PA

#5 Feb 19, 2010
They can not do anything about the businesses already here. Besides ppl need to eat to live, ppl do not need to gamble live.
Mr P

White Mills, PA

#6 Feb 19, 2010
layed back wrote:
yea and I remember the days you didn't lock your doors when you left your home. you could go anywhere in town and not worry about getting mugged. my property taxes on my house were a weeks pay. times are a changing and a casino with its infusion of tax money seems RIGHT. come on casino!
Like you will see any benefit from the Casino. I grew up out side of Atlantic City NJ. The Casinos only bring in worst. You will see a spike in crime, homeless wondering around, and your taxes will increase to pay for additional police and municipal services to cater to the Casino
Meldrick Lewis

York, PA

#7 Feb 19, 2010
your backyd wrote:
They can not do anything about the businesses already here. Besides ppl need to eat to live, ppl do not need to gamble live.
So you think its repectful to General Picketts memory and for those who fought with him to name a buffet after him? Well then I'll be opening the Jesus Christ Inn in Jerusalem next week. Get the idea?
your backyd

Lancaster, PA

#8 Feb 19, 2010
Did I say that it was respectful. NO, I said they can not do anything about the business already here. Go head try to open a JC INN in Jerusalem. I am sure they will welcome u there.
layed back

Newville, PA

#9 Feb 19, 2010
your backyd wrote:
They can not do anything about the businesses already here. Besides ppl need to eat to live, ppl do not need to gamble live.
didn't see you fighting against the super walmart and bj's just approved to be built next to the battlefield. maybe it's the casino you don't like??????????
layed back

Newville, PA

#10 Feb 19, 2010
Mr P wrote:
<quoted text>
Like you will see any benefit from the Casino. I grew up out side of Atlantic City NJ. The Casinos only bring in worst. You will see a spike in crime, homeless wondering around, and your taxes will increase to pay for additional police and municipal services to cater to the Casino
maybe you ought to read up on what's going on here before, you compare one little lonely casino to atlantic city. read up on the impact and effect other pa casinos have had on their area taxes and economic development. we are NOT talking about building a casino city just one.
Meldrick Lewis

York, PA

#11 Feb 19, 2010
your backyd wrote:
Did I say that it was respectful. NO, I said they can not do anything about the business already here. Go head try to open a JC INN in Jerusalem. I am sure they will welcome u there.
Don't get sarcasm huh? Ok I'll try this again. Look I don't necessarily disagree about the location of the casino being close to the battlefield, I think the area should be dealt with a certain reverance, but you folks aren't consistent. Just because it's gambling you protest. Yet a business, whose name you even agree is disrepsectful, yards away from the very place which you seek to protect go unprotested just because it was already there. You people make my head spin. Good Day!
spanky

Hanover, PA

#12 Feb 19, 2010
lets gamble. bring it on! I'm all in!
BURGOS

York, PA

#13 Feb 19, 2010
The majority of casino protesters are just anti-gambling. Nobody opposed or objected to any other businesses or houses being built by the battlefield. Walmart and bj's are "respectful" to the guys that died there, because everyone knows how they loved all the cheap foreign products back then. But gambling is completely disrespectful even though a lot of people gambled in some form back then.
love gettysurg as it is

Gettysburg, PA

#14 Feb 19, 2010
Curious how people say you didn't oppose this or that. In the same breath they are angry that NCG opposes the casino. What they really want is for NCG to go away.
The casino idea will go away first.
BURGOS

York, PA

#15 Feb 19, 2010
love gettysurg as it is wrote:
Curious how people say you didn't oppose this or that. In the same breath they are angry that NCG opposes the casino. What they really want is for NCG to go away.
The casino idea will go away first.
I just want people to stop hiding their true intent. If LeVan wanted to build a walmart in that same spot there wouldn't be a "no walmart gettysburg" group protesting. Just come clean and admit you don't want the casino because your anti-gambling not because you want to preserve the battlefield.
love gettysurg as it is

Gettysburg, PA

#16 Feb 20, 2010
Not anti gambling. Anti a casino 1/2 mile from the military park. Three gamlers spoke at the NCG meeting thursday. They all like casinos, but not here! Why mess around with Gettysurg?
Mrs_B

Bellevue, WA

#17 Feb 21, 2010
What I am concerned about is not the casino but I live in the Village that is adjacent to the Eisenhower Inn and Conference Center. Am I going to have to lose my home because of this supposed "great income booster"? My husband and I will move far away if this goes through because we love the peace and quiet and beauty of where we live (except during Bike Week) but that is another issue. I truly love the quaintness of Devonshire Village and that surrounding area. And won't the road (Emmitsburg Road from Rt. 15) need to be widened and at least fixed before the resort can become a reality? It is a pretty narrow road especially for bussing people in. The Marsh Creek Bridge along that road is horrible. I already do not care for my taxes in Cumberland Twp. and York Adams Tax Bureau. Why not build the casino in York where it would fit in A LOT more with the people and its city? And what happened to the Spa idea? Has that been nixed?
Mrs_B

Bellevue, WA

#18 Feb 21, 2010
Where can I get some NO CASINO buttons, signs, and other memorabilia?

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