to the editor from this week's Chronicle:
Letter to the Editor
Governmental actions, such as the Endangered Species Act, have been
used by extreme environmentalist and renegade radical judges to impose
their ideals of environmental stewardship and in the process destroy our
rural communities and their abilities to be self sufficient. Judge Malloy
and Windmill to name just two have not interpreted law from the bench,
but rather have made law and decreed rulings destroying our western way
of life. We have constantly been misled concerning the so called delisting
rules and the number of wolves which will maintain a sustainable wolf population.
There has been no sound science in the ruse perpetuated upon the citizens
The proper management and utilization of our natural resources can
provide for thousands of jobs in Idaho and end the dependency our rural
communities have on the federal government. An economy begins with our
soil; until something is grown for consumption or utilized in the manufacturing
process for our shelter nothing else matters. Until our most basic needs
are met all the ancillary aspects of any economy are secondary.
Based on any reference to sound science the Gray Wolf is not endangered.
Before these wolves were introduced to our region they were not endangered,
they just did not populate our region. Before the blatant abuse and misrepresentation
of science rural Idaho was an economic dynamo providing a way of live for
thousands of Idahoans. It paid for our schools, our roads and hospitals.
Now sadly today communities like ours in Idaho County struggle with 16%
unemployment and a federal government dependency which destroys our pride
and denigrates any sense of personal responsibility. Our Idahoan spirit
and heritage does not cry for dependency but rather freedom. The so called
good science and good politics of today are destroying our region and the
spirit that makes us great.
Idaho County Commissioner
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