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Re: [RC] Nature Conservancy and horse trails - FASTGraphic - Heidi Smith

I don't follow all this very closely, so I am not familiar with
any lobbying of the NC to ban horses from PUBLIC lands... but if
they choose to close trails on Nature Conservancy owned land, it
is their perogative, as those are NOT public lands but privately
owned lands, and they can do with them as they please....
unless, of course, you don't believe in private property rights,

The problem is that the Nature Conservancy gets the money to BUY these lands
both by using false pretenses (Jeannie alluded to this in one of her posts)
assuring the donors that the land WILL be in a park-like management system
AND they get taxpayer funds to use in buying it in many circumstances.  (And
it is the liberal congressmen who support giving federal monies to the NC to
do this, as they have realized that selling lands to the NC locks it up more
thoroughly than what they can do legislatively...)  Trying to defend NC on
the basis of private property rights is about on par with trying to defend a
child molester on the grounds of freedom of expression.



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[RC] Nature Conservancy and horse trails - FASTGraphic, A. Perez