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Michael Reagan, October 29, 2003

Greens Turn California Black

Making Sense By Michael Reagan

As a friend of mine said, "If my house had burned down in the California fires I think Iíd get a flame thrower and go looking for an environmentalistís house to return the favor."

Heís right. These fires which have killed a number of people and devastated 800 square miles of Southern California, leaving it black and smoldering, and destroyed more than 1,600 houses are solely the fault of the tree-hugging Greens who hate humanity while claiming to love the very forests their own insanely destructive policies are burning to a crisp.

The fact is, we havenít taken care of our forests because environmentalist radicals have been winning the day in Washington for far too long. Roads going into our forests have been closed and as a result we canít access our forests and firefighters canít access them, all because the Greens want to put everything back the way it was before we evil humans arrived on the planet and began to despoil the earth the Greens worship as some kind of goddess.

If you look at the videos of whatís burning in California you see that about half the trees about to go up in flames in some of the fire zones are dead from a beetle infestation because for a number of years now we havenít been allowed to go into our forests and thin them and prune them and take care of our them as we take care of a garden or farmland.

What people donít understand is that a forest is a garden Ė a garden of trees - and it needs to be taken care of, it needs to be pruned and thinned out so that it is kept in a healthy state. And what we are seeing now as those flames and plumes of smoke rise and blacken the sky is what happens when you donít.

If we donít go in and trim the forests you end up with what we have now Ė black darkened mountains with no trees, no brush, and no so-called habitats for any of those creatures that the Greens say they want to protect from nasty old humans who wonít give them a place of their own.

Now where is the spotted owl going to nest? Now where are the birds and the flies and the frogs going to live, that is those who werenít all burned up in their Green-protected habitats.

The only reason why the environmentalists have been able to impose their insane policies on the rest of us is money! They give money to politicians, money to campaigns, and because money is the motherís milk of politics they end up getting what they want. And the forests burn.

In the end, the owls and the birds and the deer and the antelope die, and good people lose their homes because the environmentalists always get their way.

These horrendous fires that are burning up huge areas of California are the result of environmentalists and the politicians they buy who are preventing us from keeping our forests healthy. In some places, the dry, incendiary brush has not been cleared out for decades.

Thanks to the Green pressure on Capitol Hill the Bush administrationís Healthy Forests Restoration legislation designed to restore our forests to health is being held up in the Senate. The House voted for it overwhelmingly but the Senate wonít bring it to the floor for a vote.

Asked Rep. Scott McInnis, (R-Colo.), "How many homes must burn, how many people must lose their valuables, how many lives must be threatened before a couple [of] obstructionists in the Senate will relent and let a bipartisan wildfire legislation be debated and considered?"

Look at the fires weíve had in the last few years, Montana, Arizona, New Mexico Ė itís the same thing happening over and over again. And the blame for every one of them can be laid at the doorstep of the radical environmentalist movement.

The Greens have turned everything black.

 

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