I keep wondering, why would 15 of our lawmakers in Washington DC, including our Representative, Tom McClintock, want to privatize our public lands and parks? Is it possible that the millions of dollars that the extractive industries, big oil and minings corporations, gives to our elected representatives each year has something to do with it?
I don't really know, but it seems to me that if McClintock and his cronies are successful in privatizing our public lands and parks, that the possibility exists that we would no longer be able to use these lands as we do today. We wouldn’t be able to go hunting, or fishing, or hiking, or swimming in the rivers or camping, just to name a few of the things that we would no longer be able to do.
I don’t know about you, but all of this concerns me and it occurred to me that it might be a good idea if we let McClintock know how we feel about what he wants to do with our public lands. Perhaps we should flood his office with letters, phone calls and personal visits just to make sure that he understands what is important to us. What do you think about this?
Lowell J. Young,