@ BobbyMI say let's go for it!Let's secede. Let's
reclaim Utah for Utahns. We really only need the Fed guns for hire to protect
out borders. A small price to pay for independence. I'll bet Utah's economy
would far outshine that of the CORPORATION OF THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICA.
Need? Need a little history? Every acre of private land in Utah used to belong
to all American citizens and before that, to Mexico (Utah was part of the
California Territory). Put another way, all the other states in the USA agreed
to give land to the State of Utah (state lands) and to railroads, miners and
homesteaders. Today's public lands are the remainder, owned by all citizens, not
bureaucrats in Washington. "It's time to declare land in Utah the property
of Utahns"? This requires two things: first, to announce our secession from
the Union (as Texas Gov. Rick Perry is considering), and then in Fidel
Castro/Hugo Chavez style, announce Utah's nationalization of all lands within
our borders. Sure, lots of people might be upset about living in a communist
country, but a new constitutional convention could re-grant or guarantee the
status of pre-secession private property rights. Could be fun.
@ Bill in VernalYour perspective is refreshing. It gives us all the
chance to show our appreciation for the mines that were carved out of the
mountain that produced the ore that was used to make the metal that helped build
the car you drove to the river; for the oil wells that were drilled to produce
the gas to move that car; for the rubber plants that were harvested to provide
the raft that guided your journey on the river and for all of the farms, ranches
and plantations that a human cut into the earth, reshaping the landscape so you
could take advantage of all of the comforts you enjoyed on your rafting
"Congratulations to those who crafted the Washington County wilderness
bill. The Bill Barrett, and now the Rockhouse agreement on the White River.The beauty and serenity of a float trip down a largely unspoiled desert
river, is why many have given their time, over twenty years now, to the
protection of this place.I have to pity the poor souls who have no
knowledge of these things and have not known the joy of such
experiences."I can't wait to do my part to repeal all bills
that restrict the careful management of God given resources for the benefit of
mankind. I am anxious to float down that river, marveling at the wondrous
coexistence of natural beauty with human innovation and industry.
Congratulations to those who crafted the Washington County wilderness bill. The
Bill Barrett, and now the Rockhouse agreement on the White River. The beauty and serenity of a float trip down a largely unspoiled desert river,
is why many have given their time, over twenty years now, to the protection of
this place.I have to pity the poor souls who have no knowledge of
these things and have not known the joy of such experiences.
It's shameful that, by threatening to hold up a gas development project in the
courts, a few environmental groups can force a company to agree to make such
concessions. And it's shameful for a government agency to allow this to
happen.These environmental groups don't speak for me. They don't
represent the people of Utah. They can't hold up such a project in any way other
than by threatening to take court action. It's sad - and clearly wrong - that a
company must deal with such groups under such threats while the government does
nothing about it!
Just what we need -- a SUWA-led charge to decrease the availability of American
energy and make us more and more reliant on hostile, foreign sources!In a bizzarro universe, we'd say, "Great job, SUWA."
Utah needs the energy. Utah needs the commerce. Utah needs to be in control of
Utah's destiny. Utah needs to be free from the shackles of federal government.
Utah needs to owned by the people of Utah, not bureaucrats in Washington. It's
time to declare land in Utah the property of Utahns and tell silly out of state
special interests to take a hike (in another state).