[at-l] Our wild national parks

giniajim jplynch at crosslink.net
Mon Aug 22 10:26:58 CDT 2011


I missed something here.  How do pit bulls relate to national parks?

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From: "David Addleton" <dfaddleton at gmail.com>
To: "Nina Rogers" <infpeace at gmail.com>
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Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 11:21 AM
Subject: Re: [at-l] Our wild national parks


So, if you keep pit bulls and they've attacked prior guests who visited you
at your farm over the last two years,  and they attacked and bit vice
president Biden when he visited you, it's
(a) your fault for not keeping your animals under control?
(b) your dog's fault because animals will be animals?
(c) the lawyer's fault for reminding you, and the judge, and jury, and the
media about the prior attacks?
(d) the government's fault for permitting laws to exist that make your
responsible for the animals you keep?
(e) our fault because ours is a government by and for the people?

Does your answer change when you replace "pit bulls" with any animal you
choose?
Does your answer change when you replace "vice president Biden" with any
politician, movie star, friend, family member, or other person whom you
choose?


On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 10:14 AM, Nina Rogers <infpeace at gmail.com> wrote:

> Here's a recent op-ed piece from the NYT on our untamed wilderness. The
> general theme: "No matter how many lawyers tread the landscape, it’s
> impossible to safety-proof a national park."
> http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/20/nature-without-the-nanny-state/
>
> My apologies if this has already been posted. I'm about a week behind on
> e-mail.
>
> Waterfall
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