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By From page A5 | November 22, 2013

EDITOR:

Our nation founded and operated under the constraints of our Constitution has been faltering for the past 100 years; it is now at a point where we bring back our principles and get our nation on the fast track to recovery.

First of all, we have got to stop our government from spoon-feeding us and every other nation. Tell it to stop giving grants to special interests that have only one purpose and that is to feed them at our expense.

Why should any organization be in a position to set rules and laws other than our elected officials? The rules should be promulgated by the people for the people; not against the people. They have effectively shut down most of our natural resources to save a frog or owl and have killed off tens of thousands of jobs. Who is more important? Wildlife will survive without any intervention as it has through millenniums if they are meant to survive; if not, they won’t. How can you say that a yellow-legged frog won’t survive unless we make 2 million acres available for their habitat? That is immensely insane; they are dying off from natural causes not human intervention. I have more stinking frogs in my backyard than I want already; they sing and croak all the time. That is proof that only the strong survive and weak don’t, so let it be.

They stopped timber harvesting for spotted owls by saying they could only survive in the old-growth timber, they set aside millions of acres for them and they are still declining at a rate of 1.5-3 percent per year and the reason is they are crossbreeding with another species of owl and losing their spots. To keep this from happening they plan on changing evolution and killing off the barrow owl perpetrators just like they did the jobs of the timber industry.

They definitely shouldn’t have the right to sue our government to implement their rules on us; they should have to go through government and have them approve any implementation of a rule that will affect our livelihood. Their science should be scrutinized to our fullest ability; that is the reason we have government.

We have a judicial system that twists words to say what they want them to say and passes laws that were not intended by the Constitution; get rid of them. Our Constitution was written so things like this couldn’t happen, but when you have judges that read between lines and put their own definition on something there is something wrong. If they want to change something, let the people decide (we are their boss).

How can they decide what is good for us and our nation? Put us back in charge and this nation will prosper. Leave them in charge and we are doomed.

MARTIN SCHUMANN
Placerville

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