Friday, July 2, 2010

Fatigue, Freedom, and July 4

With the virtual blizzard of land-use issues hitting the OHV community on almost a daily basis, The Recreation HQ wants riders to take a few days off from the battle and enjoy what truly should be a joyous celebration of our country, troops, and freedom.

The General must be honest with you when he tells you that it is hard some days to get up and turn on the computer or open the mail to found out what new land-closure plan or proposal has landed on the doorstep. I hear that same concern being voiced by a lot of OHV advocates and access supporters.

Thomas Paine once said, “Those who expect to reap the blessing of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”

There will be plenty of time starting next week to reengage the anti-access community and closure-oriented bureaucrats. For the next couple to days take time to reflect on the meaning of Independence Day, enjoy your family, and pay respect to current or retired members of the military.

From foreign shores to City Hall, The Recreation HQ salutes all of you who fight for freedom. God bless you and God bless America.

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