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Threat to close state parks is shortsighted | Letter


It is not often that you get the opportunity to use “asininity,” “stupid” and “ignorant” in one response, but I do believe our dear state legislators have earned it with one simple threat — close the state parks.

The ignorance of our legislators in failing to be aware of how important the state parks are to psychological well being of its populace is deplorable.

In these psychologically-trying times, people need open space. People need places where they can go and find solace from the madness of screaming that has replaced conversation. The blissful blindness of ignorance of our legislators — I will not call them “our leaders” — is genuine in that they are not subject to the hardships of their inactions.

The stupidity surfaces as they poke and prod at something as if it were new to their area of responsibility. They have ignored their duty to the citizens of the state by acting with an inane mindlessness—safe from their own inaction because they make laws that they are rarely inconvenienced by, while the public-be-damned suffers.

Asininity: noun: The quality of being asinine; stupidity combined with stubbornness.

The folks in Olympia, both in the House and the Senate, have raised passing blame to new heights as they defend party stands, refuse to see beyond the ends of their noses, and spend most of their time casting blame. Few seem aware of anything except getting reelected.

Rather that planning for the needs of the state and its people; rather than working toward sound policies; political games in their far-reaching logic defying asininity have become the call of the day and the public be damned.

Thank you senators and representatives all--asinine, ignorant, and stupid in one fell swoop.


John Morelock


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