Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.
While it bothers you that Fort Negley is being preserved (Jack Kershaw agrees with you), I realize that health care and historic preservation projects are two separate issues.
Having just recovered from a serious illness that required my utilizing the health care system a great deal, I am also concerned that certain segments of our society are consistently denied adequate health care coverage. Were it not for the health coverage offered through my employer, I more than likely would not have received treatment in time to save my life.
I am a supporter (with money, not just my mouth) of the Tennessee Justice Center and hold Gordon Bonnyman in high esteem. However, health care costs have to be brought under control. Health care in Tennessee is not a case of the "tail wagging the dog", its the "hairs of the tail wagging the dog".
The Tennessean has a nice article about people trying to preserve a fort built in 1862 and isn't wonderful to save the past. At the same time, we're looking at adding taxes and dropping 430,000 people from public health insurance.
Sorry, but I care a lot more about health care for the needy than saving a pile of rocks.
Yes, I understand that the money to save the fort isn't government money, but it still bothers me that people are going without healthcare while there seems to be money floating around for saving an old fort.