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Endangered-species theory means hardship for many

How many people worldwide will perceive an endangered species of any kind during their lifetime? How many would know if it disappeared? How many would care? I would venture a guess of few to none.

This brings to question how so few have created such power as restricting private property use and in some cases purloined. Public lands are declared off limits to the public. Private industries are destroyed, creating unemployment and hardship to many. Construction from a private dwelling to highways, dams and bridges can be halted. This once again impacts employment plus the necessities humanity needs as population increases.

Theories abound, but I imagine there had been a continual change in the insect, rodent, animal and bird population since earth’s inception. When dealing with the unknown and unprovable, the burden of proof has been shifted from the claimant to the questioner, which gives the appearance that the claimant is right, as it’s impossible to prove otherwise.

The hypocrisy has proved successful throughout the dogma of liberalism. No person or business could survive on theory alone; only government enjoys this luxury.

Frank Haggerty

Penn Valley

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