I stumbled across your newspaper at my girlfriend’s house (the landlords subscribe to it) and while waiting for my microwave meal to heat, I started reading this article (HCN, 7/24/06: Taking Liberties). By the time I was done, my food was cold and I was ranting and raving to my girlfriend about this Howie Rich devil and his little arrogant helper Eric Dondero. I am 25 years old, not a dime to my name, and do not plan on owning any land anytime soon. I grew up in rural Arizona and have an extreme appreciation for wild lands and hate (with a passion) all the subdividing that is happening around my hometown of Prescott.
Beautiful open ranch lands are turning into massive developed areas. There is not enough water to support this, the land is going to look like death in time, but no one seems to care. What is someone like me supposed to do? Well, I’ll tell you what: I am definitely voting against this come November. For once, I would rather have the government in control than the people.