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Nope, the sky ain’t fallin’ in District 3

Regarding the Conklin-Bedwell election for supervisor, a few thoughts seem apropos. All the silly hysterical blather about the attack on our property rights reminds me of the paranoid fears of Americans in the 1950s and 1960s made laughably famous in the movie, “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming.” It is reminiscent of the chicken in the allegorical children’s tale that ran around screaming, “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”

The startling fact here is that an assorted amalgam of extremists has succeeded in attracting so many normally reasonable persons of various conservative stripes to their cause. In the final analysis, the attack on NH 2020 had nothing to do with the preservation of private property rights. In reality, the supporters of Bedwell are setting Nevada County up for the ripe pickings by developers and Realtors who can’t see the forest because of the dollar signs in their eyes.

I can’t tell you how many times I have heard, even from conservatives, about how development has destroyed a town, city or a county. I think everyone owes it to their children and descendants to think about the future and whether they want to see Nevada County become another homogenized urban landscape, its uniqueness and identity obliterated through the neglect and shortsightedness of its citizens. Think about it.

Oh, and by the way, the sky ain’t fallin’.



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