[Vision2020] Weitz is a civic terrorist?

keely emerinemix kjajmix1 at msn.com
Tue May 8 17:41:32 PDT 2007

There is money budgeted for legal issues, and part of the dues paid toward the Idaho School Boards Association also includes advisement services/legal counsel, but that's more trustee-oriented and I don't know if the board has asked for any ISBA help.keely> From: sslund at roadrunner.com> To: london at moscow.com; vision2020 at moscow.com; kjajmix1 at msn.com> Subject: RE: [Vision2020] Weitz is a civic terrorist?> Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 15:13:14 -0700> > Hi Bill,> > Thanks -- those were my thoughts as well.> > Can anyone shed any light on how MDS funds legal expenses?  I mean, I'm> assuming they have a budget or something for legal expenses, but I'm really> unclear on how it works.> > I guess I'm asking because I'm wondering if maybe setting up a fund for> donations specifically to help defray the costs of defending Dr. Weitz's> suit might be possible or helpful?> > Keely -- I've added you as a recipient since as a retired Trustee, you> definitely have more knowledge than do I  :-)  As a former trustee, I also> would have added Dr. Weitz as well, but that seems rather pointless . . . > > > > Saundra Lund> Moscow, ID> > The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do> nothing.> - Edmund Burke> > ***** Original material contained herein is Copyright 2006 through life plus> 70 years, Saundra Lund.  Do not copy, forward, excerpt, or reproduce outside> the Vision 2020 forum without the express written permission of the> author.*****> > > -----Original Message-----> From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com]> On Behalf Of Bill London> Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 2:32 PM> To: Glenn Schwaller; vision2020 at moscow.com> Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Weitz is a civic terrorist?> > G-> your question: "If Dr. Weitz's claim has no legal merit, then why would MSD> have any concern?"> my response: a huge amount of administrative time and a sizable chunk of> money (as in paid by local taxes to the district) will have to be used to> fight this suit.  Of course the district, and its patrons, are concerned.> BL> > 	----- Original Message ----- > 	From: Glenn Schwaller <mailto:vpschwaller at gmail.com>  > 	To: vision2020 at moscow.com > 	Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 2:10 PM> 	Subject: [Vision2020] Weitz is a civic terrorist?> > 	Ms. Emerinemix,> 	> 	I don't know if there is any merit to Dr. Weitz's claim.  I believe> that the foundation for any argument is "is this position valid?"   With> something as complex and potentially dangerous and damaging as the> illlegality of a tax-based ballot measure, I have no problem with someone> questions its validity.  Dr. Weitz has wisely chosen to use the law to> determine if his claim has merit.  Many will discount this as "frivolity"> and cite a laundry list of reasons based on gut-wrenching emotion (oh the> poor kids!  The poor teachers!  The poor administration!) and avoid> considering a more insidious outcome of allowing a group to unfairly and> inappropriately tax the public for whatever it is they want (be it schools,> roads, parks, athletic centers).  This potentially could set a precedence by> which any group could do the same thing.  If Dr. Weitz's claim has no legal> merit, then why would MSD have any concern?  I for one would rather see the> law surrounding this issue clearly delineated than to see some other,> possibly more unsavory group, use the same tactics to fund their particular> interest.> 	> 	Schwaller> 	> 	"The bigger they are, the harder they fall on you"> 	     Mark Knopfler> 	> > 	> ________________________________> > > 	> > 	=======================================================> 	 List services made available by First Step Internet, > 	 serving the communities of the Palouse since 1994.   > 	               http://www.fsr.net                       > 	          mailto:Vision2020 at moscow.com> 	=======================================================> > > 
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