Choice of band prompts questions

Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 09:03 PM.

Here, Havelock taxpayers can’t change the station.

On the flip side, the band is trying to help get today’s younger generation involved in shaping the future with its song "Rally the Youth." Its song "Honk if You Want Peace" discusses stopping "the war machine," and "Soldiers of America" honors all those in uniform fighting for our country.

Those messages appear to be ones that most people would support.

Still, it can be a slippery slope, and commissioners would do well to step lightly the next time they are asked to spend tax money to hire a band.

Ken Buday is the editor and general manager of the Havelock News. He can be reached at 444-1999 or at 

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