What do you think?
Is this going on at ArrowCreek?
Some interesting discussions have been occurring in recent Millard County [Utah] Commission Meetings. It has been very refreshing to see others in Millard County who care enough about issues that are important to them to take time off work, attend county commission meetings, and provide input about relevant issues. We commend anyone who cares enough to attend public meetings and make their voices heard. . .
. . . Whether the right to golf itself can be considered a fundamental right, there is no question that as human beings, and as Americans, we are endowed by our Creator with a fundamental freedom of choice. That includes the right to choose how we want to recreate and spend our leisure time. Whether people choose to seek recreation and entertainment on the golf course, ball field, in the gym, in the mountains, or in their bedrooms, is up to them.
We all have a fundamental right to make that choice. And if there is one thing I definitely believe in, and am a strong defender of, it is fundamental liberty, and the freedom to make such choices.
But regardless of our fundamental right to make that choice, whether we have an inherent entitlement to have government and our fellow citizens subsidize our recreational choices is another issue entirely. . .
“We are passionate about this issue — we are very passionate about recreation, and especially about golfing, and our right to golf at Sunset View Golf Course.”
. . . Observe how the Delta area golfing crowd has repeatedly attempted to label and characterize those who have been so audacious as to ask questions about the Sunset View Golf Course as “the vocal minority.” . . .
. . . The reality is, if you took everyone who has said anything about any issue associated with the Sunset View Golf Course, whether pro or con, anyone who has showed up at a meeting to talk about it, anyone who has been vocal about it in any way, shape or form, and added all of those people together, it would still be a very, very small, vocal, minority. So, where do the golfers get off on acting like they speak for the silent majority? . .
This discussion goes back to a previous article about the the High School Pecking Order. What it really boils down to is the undeniable reality that there is an elite group in Millard County who believe they are entitled to have the rest of the county pay to subsidize their chosen recreational pursuits. Their basic message is: How dare you question our entitlement? And the first thing they do is attempt to label, criticize and marginalize anyone who would even consider asking legitimate questions — which goes back to several other previous articles, including an article about the “difference” in our respective perspectives and policy priorities, and another article about the difference in our respective operational approaches.
The prom kings, cheerleaders and sports heroes from the “best” families start to believe they are entitled to occupy positions of social status and dominance the rest of their lives. In most cases there are certain families who, after several generations, establish themselves as local aristocracy and seek to dominate, control, and “govern” everyone else. . . . How dare anyone else question anything? Don’t they recognize the long-established social order? . . . .Once a person takes a step back and takes a serious look at that is happening, this pattern becomes unmistakable in Millard County. The long-standing high school pecking order is alive and well. . . . As a general rule, people from the Delta area have a superiority complex. Many of them have been conditioned over generations to believe they are the “haves” in Millard County. They have the water, the money, and the power and influence. . . . The ultimate purpose of the pecking order is to continually remind everyone of where they fit in the pecking order, and to exercise power, dominion and control over others [and to receive the corresponding benefits and entitlements]. . . — Delta Rose
What is most amusing about the discussion is how this special interest group is seeking to label, criticize and attack those who are asking questions as the “vocal minority.” That is the epitome of the pot calling the kettle black.
The whole article by Todd McFarlane is here.
I don’t think this is the case for ArrowCreek. While we are not golfers, we have many friends who are. We love the Golf ( Country Club) environment here. The views are fantastic and the Association is doing a great job in maintaining the facilities and grounds in good order. That being said, the basic issue here is whether we want to BUY the golf course and it’s facilities. Our answer is a Resounding NO! We, and most of our friends, love it here and don’t want the added responsibility, expense and responsibility of owning and running a Golf Course. We think this issue here is a major waste of time and we should concentrate on improving our existing facilities and amenities at the Residents Center, and not whether to buy and maintain a golf course.
Dave & Eleanor Lee
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