Who is the source? Verify the facts
Our friend, the late attorney Dick Regnier, used to tell us, “Before you believe an article, determine who is the source.” Good advice then and today.
Many anti wind-farm quotes in the Tribune Letters to Editor are from unknown people supposedly in Benton County. No name, address. Their quotes are mixed with opinions of the Tipton County writer.
If you cannot check the source and verify the writer’s facts, should you believe what he writes?
Benton County’s 2012 population (US census bureau) was 8,804. There are probably a few people out of 8,804 who would complain about telephone poles or cell phone towers. Who are these 2 or 3 complainers our of the 8,804 citizens?
Where are the opinions of the other Benton County people, many of whom are delighted that the wind farm energy is helping their county?
We’ve visited with families from wind farm areas in Benton & White counties, in Madison County, and with families from central Illinois, all of whom are grateful for the tax money and good roads the wind farms gave them. They, like we, feel fortunate that fine wind companies like juwi and E-On want to help us harvest a free crop for our county.
We have good school systems in Tipton County, good library, roads, utilities and communities. These will not remain top notch without annual maintenance, support and taxes from all who own property in the county.
Since the FannyMae/Freddie Mac housing crash of 2008, savings accounts have disappeared. Big new houses have mortgages that cannot be paid. Jobs are hard to find.
Tipton County now has this wonderful opportunity — once in a lifetime — to let fine, nationally-respected wind companies help us. Let us not turn down this opportunity. Please support and encourage the wind farms to locate in Tipton County for the good of all 15, 695 citizens. (2012 US Census Bureau).
Judy McKinney, Tipton
Who is the source? Verify the facts
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