Blinding ignorance is the only way to describe the statements made by David Roy in reference to the "three-unrelated law." Roy states that in order to increase the quality of life here in Fort Collins we should ignore economic studies due to their "harmful nature." To me this is absolute lunacy.
For a city council member to make decisions while completely ignoring an entire field of study, as well as all related aspects to said field, is completely reckless and shows disregard for the citizens of Fort Collins. Roy also states that "our neighborhoods are under siege" in a statement describing college students in Fort Collins.
It is my belief that this type of language is completely inappropriate for a member of the city council who is supposed to represent his constituents.
Furthermore, the term "siege" implies that college students are outsiders and not members of the community. It is this type of degrading language that promotes discriminatory stereotypes, which is hardly suitable for a sitting member of a committee entitled "Human Relations Commission," which was put in place (according to their Web site) "by City Council to promote the acceptance and respect for diversity through educational programs and activities, and to discourage all forms of discrimination based on race, religion, age, gender, disability, etc."
In conclusion I find the statements made by David Roy to be destructive not only to college students' reputations, but to the communities formed by all of the residents of Ft. Collins.