Friday, August 18, 2017

What We Need Here Is More Sand


Consider this update on the cottage-eating sand dune near Lake Michigan that I reported on last month

silver lake sand duneThe cottage the sand dune swallowed in April, left, the threatened cottage, right.

Man may not be able to dictate to mother nature, but government sure can. From the Detroit Free Press:

Now, the state of Michigan has ordered the Dresslers to stop their latest effort to save the remaining summer home from destruction: The sand is protected as a "critical dune area," so trucking it away is forbidden.

"They're killing us," said David Dressler, 58. "I'm so pissed off right now, I'm beyond words." 

I’ll bet the Dresslers aren’t nearly as upset with Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord as they are with the Michigan DNR’s mandate which places the sand’s right to march ahead of the security of their property. I suspect the State is attempting to find a way to make the Dressler family and other property owners pay for a sand-abatement program.

reagan“Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” – Ronald Reagan


I apologize if this makes me seem callous towards the recent Islamic terrorist attack in Barcelona but how many acts of barbaric savagery must we obsess over before Western civilization decides to do something rational to stop it?


Under the circumstances continued immigration would be like Silver Lake residents hauling in additional sand to augment their dunes.

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