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I for one, wish to have the fishing lakes and rivers protected

 

But I am more afraid of a government body dictating what may or may not bedone.

 

For instant, if a farmer wishes to place a bridge over a stream, does the government have the right to say no. I say it is the farmers property.

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Well, we elect the government and for better or for worse, it works. The alternatives are nasty (NKorea, USSR, etc). The proposed changes, as I read them, make anything permissible if the minister of the day says yes. By the time we vote to change the government, the damage is done and usually is not reversible. The usual argument is that protection hampers economic growth. As an economist, I do not see any magic about "growth". Second, by implementing environmentally sensible solutions, we end up stimulating innovation, creativity, and all those things that are well known to lead to a prosperous society (and sometimes to "growth"). The farmer who "owns" the land really only is the steward of that land until someone else takes over. The farmers that I know understand this very well. It seems it is city folk that mostly view the land as a commodity to be "developed". Even in a narrow legalistic sense, the owner of the land does not own the water. Thus, there are limits as to what the owner can do anyway. On a final note, reading through the British magazines on fly fishing, I get the impression that we are headed for the same problems down the road, while a bit of prevention now would save a lot of grief later. But then, maybe this is just what happens under de Tocqueville's "tyranny of the majority" in a democracy, if the majority wants paved over streams and food that grows in some vat underground, fed by clever chemistry.

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Well I hate even thinking about politics but I will remind every one that those in power our elected body of individuals are there to represent us not them selves and the more of us that remind them of this fact the better thing will get down the road as to speak I for one take no political Cr#p from any of them and that means no double talk as well I expect an answer to any questions I have and a speedy response when I ask them we the people are the Government

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Well Grumpy I hope thats not your real name thats what the grand kids and great grand kids call me but I already had the handle Red FLy.When you send them Government a letter have you put on bottom Response requested.Then they have to answer.every letter they recieve is to them the same as 1000 voters sending it so your not a little cog but part of a giant wheel m8 :coffeetime:
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