Trying to equate the cyclical and spontaneously-repaired depredations of natural forces to the incessant and compounding degradation caused by wheeled/tracked machines in the back country with their people, garbage, noise, exhaust, tracking/rutting, animal spooking and esthetic violation is cute but so far off-base as to be laughable. This is not only a false equivalence, but indicates a flimsy grasp of the realities in question. And anyway, all this dilly-dally about poll percentages is quite beside the point. The function of good government is to appraise given situations based on fact and analysis and act accordingly. Public perception and sentiment must always be secondary, though taken into account as an indicator of voters' respective views. The mandate of government is not to carry out the wishes of noisy lobby groups, but rather to affect legislation tailored to the ongoing well-being of the people, their livelihoods, and the land from which all material prosperity issues. This is to say that good government seeks to work for the greater good, and rightly ignores narrow and parochial concerns. This would seem to be the case with current plans for the Castle. How refreshing.
PB's misguided rhetoric is is so ridiculous and unbelievable it is beyond laughable.
Wow - some blistering debate gymnastics from Anonymous here. But you know what they say about ideas - one man's ceiling is another man's floor. So I'll definitely take this skinny little poke as a back-handed compliment and affirmation of my position.
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