They were irresponsible and we all can learn from their thoughtlessness. Make
the punishment fit the crime, but don't let this turn into a ritual
To my2cents you can't even spell Timpanogos right. What these two did was
reprehensible and wrong. This was a rock formation that stood for over 170
million years and probably would have stood for another 170 million years. It is
the responsibility of the states to be overseers of state parks and caretakers.
I am glad that the state has set aside these beautiful areas for our enjoyment.
I have been to Goblin Valley State park and the State has done its part and
posted signs of the possible dangers of the park. Legally the state can't
be sued because it has fulfilled its responsibility and should not be sued
because of the stupid actions of these two people who should have known better.
They deserve a stiff punishment.
This whole story received much more attention than it should have received. I
find the guys behavior irresponsible, but they didn't commit murder, or
bully anyone in the process or threaten anyone... and so on. Silly to create a
tempest in a teacup.
Ha, Ha, Ha, the scout leaders can now sue the state for neglegence and failure
to properly prevent the endangerment to visitors from the dangers of teetering
half ton boulders and rock slides that will imperil many lives.The
state has declared themselves overseers and care takers of parks and the perils
they present. The Tippanogas cave park, Bridal Vail, etc, are also high risk to
visitors and Utah is now liable for any injuries or deaths if they fall off the
open trails in the parks. Yes, Utah, we have proven once again how arrogant our
judicial system is and thinks its a government entity that can write our
laws. That's the problem with hurry up laws to punish a couple
of scout leaders who acted out of common sense to prevent harm to visitors. Its
a billion dollar gamble that's going to cost the state millions of dollars
in law suits for neglegence.The scout leaders now have a law to sue
the state for incompetence and endangerment. It works both ways now.
I also say they cant be scout leaders for a looooooooooong time. They defailed
what the Boy Scouts are about, they need to pay a hefty fine and long hours of
Make it hurt. I think $5,000.00 each and 200 hours of community service while
wearing t-shirts that say "I'm with stupid" in a place where many
people will see them. Also, a lifetime ban from associating in any way