AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Final rule. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are issuing this final rule to comply with a court order that reinstates the removal of Federal protections for the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. Pursuant to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit order dated March 3, 2017, and mandate dated April 25, 2017, this rule again removes gray wolves in Wyoming from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. DATES: This action is effective May 1, 2017. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit order dated March 3, 2017, and mandate dated April 25, 2017, removing Federal protections for the gray wolf in Wyoming had legal effect immediately upon filing of the mandate. ADDRESSES: This final rule is available electronically at http://www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FWS-R6-ES-2017-0025. It will also be available for inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mountain-Prairie Regional Office, Ecological Services Division, 134 Union Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80228; telephone (303) 236-7400. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on wolves in Wyoming, contact Tyler Abbott, Wyoming Field Office Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5353 Yellowstone Rd., Suite 308A, Cheyenne, WY 82009; telephone (307) 772-2374. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8337 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife (List), which is authorized by the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), is located in title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations in part 17 (50 CFR 17.11(h)). On September 10, 2012, we published a final rule to remove the gray wolf in Wyoming from the List and remove this population's status as a nonessential experimental population under the ESA (77 FR 55530; ``2012 final rule''). Additional background information on the gray wolf in Wyoming and on this decision, including previous Federal actions, can be found in our 2012 final rule at http://www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FWS- R6-ES-2011-0039, or at https://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/es/grayWolf.php. Various groups filed lawsuits challenging our 2012 final rule. On September 23, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated and set aside our 2012 final rule (Defenders of Wildlife v. Jewell, 68 F. Supp. 3d 193 (D.D.C. 2014)) and reinstated our April 2, 2009 (74 FR 15123), final rule that protected gray wolves in Wyoming as a nonessential experimental population under the ESA. On December 1, 2014, the United States appealed the District Court's decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Pending the appeal, and consistent with the District Court's September 23, 2014, order, we published a final rule reinstating the April 2, 2009, final rule protecting the gray wolf in Wyoming (80 FR 9218, February 20, 2015). On March 3, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals, in a unanimous opinion, reversed the ruling of the U.S. District Court Defenders of Wildlife v. Zinke, No. 14-5300 (D.C. Cir. March 3, 2017). On April 25, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals issued its mandate consistent with its March 3, 2017, opinion reversing the U.S. District Court's vacatur of our 2012 final rule for gray wolves in Wyoming. The issuance of the mandate makes the delisting go into effect. To the extent that a regulatory change is required to effectuate the delisting, we are doing so now. Therefore, this rule amends the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife by removing gray wolves in Wyoming. Administrative Procedure This rulemaking is necessary to comply with the March 3, 2017, court order and April 25, 2017, mandate. Therefore, under these circumstances, the Director has determined, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), that prior notice and opportunity for public comment are impractical and unnecessary. The Director has further determined, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), that the court order and mandate constitute good cause to make this rule effective upon publication. Effects of the Rule Per the March 3, 2017, court order and April 25, 2017, mandate, the protections of the ESA are removed for gray wolves in Wyoming. Additionally, the regulations under section 10(j) of the ESA at 50 CFR 17.84(i) and (n) designating Wyoming as a nonessential experimental population area are also removed. List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 17 Endangered and threatened species, Exports, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation. Regulation Promulgation To comply with the court order and mandate discussed above, we amend part 17, subchapter B of chapter I, title 50 of the CFR, as set forth below: PART 17--ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS 0 1. The authority citation for part 17 continues to read as follows: Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1361-1407; 1531-1544; and 4201-4245, unless otherwise noted. Sec. 17.11 [Amended] 0 2. Amend Sec. 17.11(h) by removing the entry for ``Wolf, gray [Northern Rocky Mountain DPS]'' under MAMMALS from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. [[Page 20285]] Sec. 17.84 [Amended] 0 3. Amend Sec. 17.84 by removing and reserving paragraphs (i) and (n). Dated: March 28, 2017. James K. Kurth, Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2017-08720 Filed 4-28-17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333-15-P
Removal of Wyoming’s Gray Wolves from Endangered Species List Final Step in Historic Recovery Across Northern Rockies
Press Release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:
April 26, 2017
Recovery of the gray wolf in the Northern Rocky Mountains is one of our nation’s greatest conservation success stories. Today, that success was re-affirmed with the filing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of a notice again delisting the species in the state of Wyoming. Wolves have already been delisted throughout the rest of the Northern Rockies population.
“Our action today delisting the wolf in Wyoming puts the last puzzle piece of Northern Rocky Mountain wolf conservation back in place,” said Acting Service Director Jim Kurth. “The result is a complete picture of success in wolf conservation across the region, restoring management of this recovered population to the state’s wildlife professionals.”
The Service’s action was in response to a final decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturning an earlier U.S. District Court decision vacating the Service’s 2012 delisting rule for Wyoming wolves. The court’s decision recognizes the recovered status of gray wolves and affirms the Service’s determination that the state’s regulatory mechanisms are sufficient for conserving wolves under its authority. The Service will continue to monitor the population for the next five years to ensure recovery criteria are met.
Noreen Walsh, Regional Director for the Service’s Mountain-Prairie Region credited the considerable dedication of many partners, particularly the state of Wyoming, in helping recover Northern Rockies wolves.
“It is deeply gratifying that we can officially recognize the strong and diverse partnerships that made the vision of wolf recovery a reality,” said Walsh. “We particularly applaud the efforts of the State of Wyoming in implementing their gray wolf management plan and we are confident that they will continue to execute this plan moving forward. Their continued commitment to managing wolves will ensure we maintain a robust, stable and self-sustaining population into the future.”
The Service will be working closely with the State of Wyoming to transition wolf management post delisting. Meanwhile, the state’s annual wolf numbers reveal an enduring healthy population, with approximately 377 wolves in 52 packs with 25 breeding pairs. The Northern Rocky Mountain population as a whole continues to be self-sustaining, with numbers well above federal management objectives. Wolves have continued to expand their range westward into Oregon, Washington, northern California and Nevada.
During the deliberation portion of their June 2016 meeting that resulted in the postponement of a bear hunt that year, dissenting FWC Commissioners claimed their wish was to polish the scientific data supporting a hunt which was to be presented this year. They had no desire to “kick the can down the road” or “study the issue to death.”
What did they do at the meeting last Wednesday? They decided to revise the bear management plan to incorporate the new data and hunting as a management tool. This updated plan will be presented to the Commission in two years. To the best of my understanding, 2019 will be the earliest bear hunting is considered again.
Can kicked. Issue studied and dead. For now.<<<Read More>>>
*Editor’s Note* – Mr. Beers, upon examination of a “Google Alert,” of which I have posted below, responds to the material contained within the alert.
Google Alert! Gray Wolf – by James Beers
“Gag me with a spoon”, I apologize (not really) for such an un-scientific observation about such an important subject in the “news” item below..
Note that this is a public relations piece from an “Endangered Wolf Center” and the St. Louis TV station eager for such a cutesy-tootsy evening news item.
- Note the Facebook/Google “Alert” below that I have enlarged where appropriate and remember the “Center” colluded in this bit of tripe:
– “Mexican Gray Wolf species”; considering this comes from a “scientific” Center” and “scientists” that collect semen, freeze embryos and create a “world’s first” phenomenon ask yourself, “is a Mexican wolf” a “gray wolf?” “Is a ‘Mexican’ ‘gray’ wolf a ‘species’?” The inherent and confusing faux wolf biology is sticking its ugly head out once again.
– “The world’s first Mexican Wolf pup that was recently born from artificially inseminated frozen embryo here in St. Louis.” Is it really stunning that you can birth such animals this way? This has been done for decades with livestock and domestic dogs that coincidentally can breed with these wolves and create viable offspring (does that make them the same species or what?) Billing this as a “World’s First” reminds me of the Cubs/Pirates game I watched last night. The Pirates were down by 10 runs in the 8th and brought in a rookie to pitch in his “first” Major League game. He is a big guy and pitched well but the Pittsburgh announcers had a ball joking about his being “the first native-born Lithuanian to play in the majors” and about his name “Neveraskous” (pronounced by them as “Never ask us”) Actually, I think Neveraskous was a true big deal and reading this tripe from St. Louis is little more than propaganda.
– “Endangered breed” is mentioned twice. So a “breed” is like a basset hound or rat terrier, therefore a wolf is like …? Does the Endangered Species Act cover “breeds”? Should the ESA be rebranded as the Endangered Breed Act? Will the radical enviros and self-serving bureaucrats please notify the bleeding heart pols in Washington so that the “breed” is covered?
– Consulting the “San Francisco Chronicle” about articles like this is like consulting Pravda on forecasting the stock market or the Kampala Times about the latest surgical techniques for hip implants.
- I should get paid for watching these videos of earnest young women “ooohhing” and “aaahing” in T shirts and/or government uniforms while petting baby wolves while they weave their myths and curses like the witches in Macbeth.
– “Revered”; wolves are to be “revered”? Are you kidding me and the rest of the Nation or do you, in your elementary paganism of animal/environment worship, really believe that?
– You blithely assure us about how those “cute” puppies are “dewormed”, “treated for fleas and ticks” and otherwise treated like offspring of last year’s AKC’s Westminster Dog Show and then instruct the rest of us about how the un-wormed, un-flea/tick-medicated, rabies-susceptible, vectors of over 35 diseases and infections are to be “revered” when we see them? Are we to get on our knees, put our head between our knees and extend our arms and put our hands on the ground when they come into our yard or when they investigate the school bus stop when the kids are there or when they are killing sheep. Calves, foals, big game wildlife or our dogs? Note to all you urban teachers putting this dangerous nonsense in your little munchkin’s heads, you will have much to answer for one day when you inevitably awake to the true (nor relative) value of human life that you are so blithely equating to dangerous and deadly predators you are teaching your charges to “revere”.
This “ALERT” and propaganda really expose the faux propaganda of the “science” and government action underpinning the ESA. This “science” is no more than lies used in the way Hitler defined the “Big Lie” in Mein Kampf when he mentioned a lie so colossal that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously”.
To change what is happening, you have to disprove the “science”, take away the financial/political influence if rich NGO’s, remove self-serving bureaucrats, turn off these teachers, get the “truth” out and then convince the politicians hiding under their desks to do the right thing. No problem. What do you say President Trump?
Endangered Species Act Petitions for Florida Black Bear and Mojave Desert Tortoise do not Warrant Further Action
Press Release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has completed reviews of petitions to list the Florida black bear and uplist the Mojave population of desert tortoise from threatened to endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service found that neither petition presented substantial information that the requested action may be warranted and so no further action will be taken.
Due to conservation efforts by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, private landowners, conservation groups and others, Florida black bear numbers have rebounded from approximately 300 individuals in the 1970s to some 4,350 today. Conservation efforts will continue for the Mojave population of desert tortoise, which will remain listed as threatened under the ESA.
The Federal Register docket numbers and links for the two findings are:
|Species||Range||Docket Number and Link|
|Florida black bear||AL, FL, GA, MS||FWS–R4–ES–2017–0015|
|Mojave population of desert tortoise||AZ, CA, NV, UT||FWS–R8–ES–2017–0009|
The notice for the above findings is available here: https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection.
The Service is actively engaged with conservation partners and the public in the search for improved and innovative ways to conserve and recover imperiled species. For more information on the ESA listing process, including 90-day findings and status reviews, please visit: www.fws.gov/endangered/esa-library/pdf/listing.pdf.
On the one side, idiots believe a giant wall stretching the length of the U.S. and Mexico border will solve all the immigrant problems, including terrorism, and “make America great again.” On another side you got useless eaters claiming that maintaining space for animals to freely roam between the U.S. and Mexico is more important than the beliefs of wall-builders.
And then there’s this guy. One who thinks it’s very important to put up a wall – actually only a fragmented wall – and, very important to leave corridors for the animals that would be off limits to the illegal immigrants. This he calls a compromise.
Of course if the entire issue was really about border security, or illegal immigration/open borders, then we secure the border.
The author of the linked-to piece, offers hints as to what might actually be behind this effort to stop the building of the wall, but fails in his attempts to fix a fake problem by ignoring those whom he says might be behind the problem. That makes little sense. If there is an actual security problem at the U.S. and Mexico border that requires spending billions of dollars to construct a wall to keep them out (if any wall will actually do that – think tunnels, etc.), then certainly the wall goes up and the animals will somehow (sob, cry, wail, gnash) have to figure out how to survive.
If it’s only half important to waste money on a partial wall, then why spend the money and have any wall at all.
American’s, misled as they are, really have their heads screwed on cross threaded.
Now that Roxanne Quimby got her land designated as a national monument, the push is now on to turn the rest of northwestern Maine into useless, inaccessible wasteland some like to call “wilderness.”
As part of this push for locking up land, comes the ignorant belief that wolves are a magic formula needed to carry out the false theory that “Nature” balances itself. Unfortunately we will never get rid of that lie because it became a very powerful tool when it was criminally used to introduce wolves into the Greater Yellowstone area, for personal and monetary gain. Even since the man who invented the false claim has rescinded his theory, the echo chambers of the media, along with environmental useful idiots, continue to perpetuate the fantasy because they want to and need to. It’s that simple.
However, aside from all of this banter about whether or not wolves walk on water and whether or not land should be locked up and called wilderness, there can be serious argument made that in the Lower 48 States, there does not exist a “pure” wolf or a coyote for that matter.
In an article found in the Bangor Daily News, it begins, “WSCH 6’s Bill Green reported this week that a new wolf-coyote hybrid “thrives” in Maine.”
If this is true, and there exists studies that tell us that the wild dogs found in most of the northeast section of country are of a mixed breed of wolf, coyote and domestic dog and any and all canine breeds and mixtures. One would imagine that that mixture is all over the place as, by now, cross-bred wild dogs have mated with other cross-bred wild dogs, and so it goes.
Do these wild dogs “thrive” in Maine, as Bill Green states? Reports vary, some stating that Maine has a “coyote” (hybrid) population in excess of 20,000. Thriving? It would seem that way to me, especially when you consider that it was only in my childhood days – 1960s – that rumors were spreading about “coyotes” showing up in places in the Pine Tree State. Maine never had a viable population of “coyotes” until it began to grow in the 1960s, due to expansion of populations – probably already some kind of add-mixture of wild dog.
Some claim this cross-breeding (media and others like to call the offspring a hybrid) is a natural phenomenon but is it?
Also found in this article is the following statement: “When Europeans began to colonize the United States, wolves were abundant throughout the country.” What does that mean precisely? What is the term “abundant” one’s weighted perception? It appears Bill Green and I “perceive” that a mixed-breed of wild dog “thrives” in Maine. Those who see any dog, wild or domestic, in vast quantities, as something that should be perpetuated, wouldn’t see 20,000 coyotes/cross-breeds as thriving or abundant. But, what about science….real science?
Most certain, the settlers who came before us, learned quickly that large predators in the woods were dangerous and competed with them for, not only their livestock, but for other wild game that was necessary for survival. And thus they killed these wild predators whenever they could. Shouldn’t they have?
But were these wolves “abundant” when the settlers arrived? Bearing in mind the term “abundant,” perhaps the best way to learn about this is to recall the historic accounts, often found in hunters’ and trappers’ journals, including such recordings as those of Lewis and Clark, and names such as Smith, Ogden, Sublette, Work, Meek, Freemont, Preuss, Simpson and Egan. After all, they were the ones on the land even before the settlers.
Most of their journals tell a quite different story of “abundance.” With the exception of some localized areas, west of the Mississippi, both game and wolves were scarce. Explorers, through what is now the Yellowstone Basin, comment that they never heard wolves or coyotes howl. There was little game to be found, and often these explorers, unable to find game to sustain themselves, resorted to killing and eating horse meat. Lewis and Clark experienced the same thing finding themselves trading with the Indians for their domestic dogs to eat in order to survive. From my perspective, that does not describe what I would call an abundance of anything, except perhaps hunger.
Science shows us that natural segregation, often achieved through natural landscape barriers, and population limits found in widespread outbreaks of disease, kept species like wild canines apart in order that cross-breeding was not a common thing. We have learned that the Native Americans knew about wolves and the trouble they caused. Not all Indians worshiped the wolf or found some kind of spiritual guidance or direction from them. The natives deliberately cross-bred certain domesticated dogs with wild dogs in hopes of creating a better hunting animal.
Teddy Roosevelt wrote extensively of his travels, often describing the different looks and sizes of wild dogs he encountered. Roosevelt was one of the first to write about the big “timber wolves” that seemed to exist only beyond the high mountains of what is now known as the Sasquatch Range. What coyotes there were, existed down on the plains.
Common sense should tell us that if we are interested in protecting a wolf or a coyote, we should be doing our best to insure that the two species are not forced into the same habitats where cross-breeding would become even more common, thus mixing the species and destroying the wolf or coyote genes. People, often in their greed and animal perversions, insist on seeing these animals from their cars and out the back windows of their houses. This is a great formula for the destruction of, not only wolves and coyotes, but many other species due to predation and disease.
Granted this effort of segregation becomes a more difficult task with a growing population of man, but protecting the populations of wild wolves and coyotes to numbers that are historically higher than when the settlers first arrived, thinking we are doing great things for the animals, is all wrong.
Even many who would concur that there are “hybrid” wild dogs living throughout Maine and other areas of the country, seem to only care about protecting whatever the cross-bred creature is that exists for the moment. Our own U.S. Government seems to share that same belief.
In attempts to perpetuate wild dogs in the Desert Southwest and in the Southeast, government agents knowingly and illegally introduced real hybrid semi-wild dogs. This is not only illegal but a violation of the Endangered Species Act. What are we doing?
If Maine and other regions are now dealing with “thriving” populations of hybrid wild dogs, there’s a reason for that. The worst thing we can do is perpetuate this cross-breed. If we want to protect the wolf and the coyote, we should be doing all we can to rid the landscape of these hybrid, invasive species. Not only do the genes of wild canines become mixed up, but what also changes with the cross-mixture is behavior – behavior that is most often unpredictable. This adds to the issue of public safety.
To argue that Maine should have wolves is one thing. To make the claim that what the Government and others who are suggesting introduction is actually a pure wolf is foolishness. Perhaps the only wolf that resembles a pure wolf exists in the wilderness regions far to our north, where they belong. These are not indigenous to Maine. Introduction of such a beast, or any kind of add-mixture, semi-wild dogs, calling them wolves, is a violation of the law and should not be tolerated…that is if we actually care about protecting real wolves.
*Note* – I provided few links in this writing. I have written extensively on this subject, including a book. You can use the search function of this website to find more information about most everything I have written in this article.
*Editor’s Comment* – Or maybe he didn’t do anything about it because he was told to not do anything about it. Things are never as we may think they are. BUT DON’T GO LOOK!
“Was it because there were too few senior Trump Administration officials in place to catch and stop it? Or because Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was new on the job, and had so much on his plate, that this decision just slipped right past him?
Maybe it was because the new Administration faces so many battles with environmental activists already that it didn’t want another one? Or perhaps Interior was intimidated by environmentalist lawsuits challenging President Trump’s 60-day delay of newly issued Obama Administration regulations?”<<<Read More>>>
Labrador, Witnesses: ESA Changes Needed to Mitigate Negative Impacts on Economic Development, Species Recovery
“The testimony we heard today is crystal clear that we need – in an infrastructure package or legislation moving forward – to address ESA for people and species. This law is a lawyer’s dream that has the power to block projects entirely while taxpayers foot the bill,” Subcommittee Chairman Labrador said.
Protracted consultation timelines are particularly concerning when delays hold up projects that benefit the environment according to Jonathan Wood, an attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation.
“If the slow, burdensome consultation process causes communities to delay necessary upgrades and improvements, then the environment and endangered species could ultimately pay the price when that infrastructure fails,” Wood stated.
Douglas Stiles, General Manager of the Hecla Mining Company, specifically spoke to the broken legal system when it comes to listing and consultation.
“The current system is abused by non-profit organizations pursuing procedural litigation on emotional issues in cases disconnected from the Act’s original purpose,” Stiles stated. “The guarantee of litigation following an Agency decision has added decades to the permitting timeline and millions of dollars to permitting costs with no benefit to the species.”
Ron Calkins, President of the American Public Works Association, similarly called for reforms to the statue while noting that species recovery and critical infrastructure projects are not mutually exclusive.
“We need a better balance between the protection of endangered species and the ability to implement important public works and infrastructure projects especially when public safety and health is threatened by a lack of water supply,” Calkins said.
Click here to view full witness testimony.
Maybe there’s too many people in the world. I have always been told that if you have too much of something, you become programmed not to place as high a value on it. Could be. Maybe it’s just anger. Most people get angry when they have been taken advantage of, used, abused and put away wet, until the next time your tax dollars are needed. Or, it could be that this country, the U.S. of A., that is the people who live here, are a reflection of the leadership in Washington, or the lack thereof. Washington is corrupt, full of hate, perversion, masters of deception and liars. And we wonder why the people are following suit.
I’ve spent a great deal of my life being in some kind of leadership role. I was captain of the football and ski teams in High School, coached several sports at different age levels and owned and operated my own businesses with employees to direct and take care of. I learned a long time ago that when you have others under you, that look to you for guidance, those people become a reflection of their leadership. In short, if you look to man for the answers, instead of the our Creator, the best you can ever do is to be like man.
Whatever the reasons, it is obvious that what is being lost in this country, is the value of the life of a man or a woman. All the reasons I’ve given above are only symptoms of the real problem. The real problem is that there is no focus on God. Where there is no leadership the people will perish. Where there is wrong leadership, the people will blindly follow. Where the moral fiber of a society has deteriorated to a point where it has lost a respect and value for God’s creation of man, often placing more value on other creations without even a recognition of the Creator, more than likely something will happen beyond our means to change that.
I saw and read things today that set me to thinking. They also disturbed me to see it. But more importantly very few others can see or recognize what’s really happening. What they see is but a programmed response, usually in the form of some kind of binary thought process of Right and Left, republican or democrat, liberal and conservative – a false paradigm of destruction.
I was watching Fox and Whiners this morning as the fake media controlled puppets spouted off about issues. A particular issue was about the supposed rape of a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland school, by two illegal immigrants, ages of 18 and 17. I have to be honest that when I watch any “news” I pay little attention to the “message” that is trying to be delivered to and by the automatons and focus on finding bits of truths, which is the only way of figuring out what’s really going on.
Before me flashed an interview of a woman. It matters not who she is or represents. It’s about what she said. I can only paraphrase because I can’t find the interview, but I’m quite accurate in telling of her comments. Without making comment on the 14-year-old rape victim, her focus was not really on the two alleged rapists either, but on the issue of immigration. She said that it didn’t matter that the two rapists were illegal immigrants. That had nothing to do with the act. She pointed out that there are bad people everywhere and this was but another example of the display of bad people’s behavior.
It was clear to me that her objective was to allow anyone to enter this country regardless of their criminal background, and that the raping of one 14-year-old girl was just a part of going about her business for her personal ideology. One has to wonder if she would feel the same if she or her daughter were raped by illegal immigrants.
On a completely different subject matter, but with the same focus, I read an editorial in a Wisconsin online newspaper from a person who was trying to protect wolves. As a bit of background, Wisconsin and other Great Lakes area states, have been trying to battle the Courts to remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act protection in order that the state can have more direct control of management of the animal. As the Courts have had the upper hand in wolf matters for over 2 decades, the people have had to resort to getting Congress to pass legislation that, not only removes the Federal protections, but prohibits any challenges in court to the legislative rules.
The editorial writer said that the majority of all wolves were good wolves and the few bad ones, are bad because man caused them to be bad. The writer directly addressed attacks on people by wolves and bears, essentially saying that the loss of the life of a man or his property was just something that we were going to have to put up with because it was unethical to kill animals.
What’s missing from both stories is the lack of any compassion for man. What have we become? The great American Society has become one of hate and anger directed at anyone with a different political perspective. We talk of actual killing another because they are different. Think about that. It is the nature of man to have independent thoughts. Who am I to sit in judgement of one’s thoughts? What we think are independent thoughts are nothing more than the reverberations of the automatic echo chambers of hate. It’s not pretty.
People say we are a Godly nation. We may be a gODLY nation but we are certainly not a nation whose focus is on God (Yehwah) our Creator, the only and Almighty God of the Universe. Americans, and especially the leaders of this country are lying fakes who verbalize their relationship with God while stabbing their fellow man in the back for personal gain and achievement.
This nation is in trouble. The world is in trouble. It appears that the deeper in it we get, the more the people have been programmed to turn to man for the answers. I have to tell you, man does not have any answers.