Governor Christie Curses Over Dune Opponents [VIDEO/POLL]
Government officials have been planning for a new system of sand dunes along New Jersey’s coastline, in order to prevent similar destruction that was caused by Superstorm Sandy, but some homeowners remain opposed to the idea.
New Jersey’s outspoken Governor had a few strong words for them, and one that must be censored.
At his latest town hall on Long Beach Island, Governor Chris Christie said his message is simple for folks who fail to sign easements by the deadline, which is today.
“We are building these dunes,” he told a cheering crowd. “And we are building these dunes whether you consent or not.”
Opponents worry that the easements will give the state the green light to build not only dunes nearby, but other amenities like bathrooms and amusement rides.
Christie argued, “I have no interest in taking your property. I have no interest in building anything besides a dune on your property and then replenishing that dune when it needs to be replenished.”
He said their reasons were ‘BS’ anyway, except he used the full word. According to Christie, the reluctant homeowners just don’t want their views blocked.
Christie recalled the devastation Sandy left behind, which included damages totaling about $37 billion.
“We are not going through that again so you can sit on the first floor, rather than the second floor, and see the ocean,” Christie exclaimed. “I will use every ounce of power in my disposal to protect the people and the property of this state.”
CAUTION: Graphic language at 2:00 mark – NSFW