Remove Elk Rapids dam
After canoeing on the upper Boardman River down to the former Brown Bridge Pond area and visiting Sabin and Cass Road dams, I can see the beauty that was hidden all these years. All of us should take the next only logical step and begin the procedure to remove that hideous dam at Elk Rapids and return the Elk Lake area to the beauty it once was.
Benjamin Franklin once said "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
In 2001, after 9/11, President Bush said more than once (paraphrased here) "We will not change anything due to these attacks, doing so would be giving in to terrorists."
Yet the so-called Patriot Act and related laws say and do otherwise — see aclu.org/reform-patriot-act for details.
I recall a work manager saying "Who cares about electronic privacy; if you have nothing to hide then why worry about it?"
Imagine the Nazis being able to use the snooping that we allow today. And remember our Declaration of Independence: "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
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