A gated community near Atlanta has decided to step up security this week. The reason is not burglaries, but another issue entirely: the presidential election.
In Woodstock, Ga., about 30 miles north of Atlanta, the president of a homeowners’ association sent an e-mail on Sunday informing residents that the entrance gates would be closed 24 hours a day beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, out of concern over possible civil unrest after the election.
“I feel it is better to take a position of caution to enhance controlled access to the community until we see what (if any) negative repercussions may occur because of the results of the election,” wrote Bill Stanley, the president of the homeowners’ association at the Cottages of Woodstock, a residential community for people 55 and over.
The entrance gates have been open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during various construction projects. Mr. Stanley said the gates would be closed round the clock until next Monday – “if all goes well.”
The folks at the Times applaud mayors who limit soda sizes but want to run marathons through hurricane recovery zones, and thus I’m sure this is meant to yet again poke fun at Southern conservatives. I think they should take a step back and recognize the public safety aspect of this move. If President Obama wins Tuesday, these residents will be behind gates and unable to inflict their civil unrest upon the rest of us.