Debate Mirrors Ongoing Porterville Controversy in Murray Park
“I have been in Jewish cemeteries,” Eliasberg continued. “There is never a cross on a tombstone of a Jew.”
This case mirrors a current situation in Porterville, one of many that our City has managed to generate in attempts to skirt the First Amendment’s Establishment clause.
Here in Murray Park, we have a Christian Cross, where Easter Sunrise Services are annually helped on City-owned and run parkland.
If only our City could devote as much energy to innovative thoughts and solutions to real civic issues, such as:
- Poor use of information technology (IT) by City Hall
- Abysmal education rate
- The lack of a strategy for marketing Porterville as part of an economic development plan
- The lack of a sense of place and purpose in the new General Plan
Perhaps if we are all lucky, the Supreme Court will rule sensibly in this case and it will serve as a wakeup call to City leaders to find what makes Porterville best and competitive and to nurture that instead of the anti-First Amendment, anti-science, anti-equality hate they focus on so much.