Tuesday, December 20, 2005

76: “Publicity Disaster”

She really said it. Really. One has to wonder how someone as socially unconscious as Barbara Ernico is given the responsibility of being the publicity contact for Chance Enterprises, the investment group behind the proposed casino in Gettysburg.

This is what she said:

"The people who make up this county have strong values and a high work ethic - I don't think there's going to be social problems. I could be wrong, sure - but if I am, there's money there to deal with it."
Yep, she said it. “…there’s money to deal with it.”

What’s even scarier is the fact that this woman makes recommendations to the Hoffman Charitable Trust as to where they should give their grant money each year in Adams County – which non-profit, mostly social work based community non-profit organizations, will receive the money from Hoffman, and how much.

So one can readily see where this mentality comes from, because she is used to throwing money around to help cure society’s ills. Obviously she has no concept of the realities of true social work.

But there is another side to this coin. She is talking about dealing with problems that will be caused by the presence of the casino. She can assert all she wants that the casino will not cause social, criminal, or economic problems, but study after study, and first person accounts say otherwise.

The vast majority of the research on casinos says they will indeed cause crime rates to go up, marriages and families to fail in their relationships, and in their finances, and people to become addicted to gambling and alcohol when they live in a community with a casino.

Those are undeniable facts, no matter how many times people from Chance Enterprises lie about it.

Trust your instincts, when Barbara Ernico says, "It's not good enough to just operate a business - we have to be good community citizens, and we will be." , the only interest in the welfare of the people of Adams County she has is to keep them coming in and supporting the casino so she can line her pockets with their money.

On another note, the Hanover Evening Sun ran a quarter page ad for the Casino. Apparently the newspaper does not believe in truth in advertising. There were blatant lies in that ad, including especially the lie that the proposed casino would be two miles from the Gettysburg Battlefield, when, indeed, it will be less than one.

People of Adams County, let’s not allow a bad idea like this casino ruin a whole way of life in the most precious little town in America.


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“Legislation without representation is tyranny.”

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