The friends I am talking about are not in most cases people that I routinely socialize with or see very often. I am one of a small minority in the group that has political views quite different from most, but we share a love for the land and the beauty of nature that binds us on these issues which so dramatically impact us directly. And I see it as evidence of how much all Americans who love their country have in common when they look at each other and communicate with one another instead of yelling and fighting. Diversity of viewpoints is very healthy and it exposes us to different views and attitudes. We don't have to always agree, but we do need to respect one another and work together on those things that we share in common. When we do not, we all lose and the community and nation loses with us.
So thanks to all of my friends here in Alachua County and immediate adjacent areas who are willing to Stand By Our Plan to Fight for Our Land. Private property rights are granted by God, but that does not mean the right to destroy the right to property enjoyment of our neighbors. After all, we all share this earth and her resources and God expects us to practice dominion over the earth in a good and honorable way. We just borrow the space that we "own" for our short time span on earth. Ultimately, it's His earth.
So thanks, friends, and know that I always stand ready for the next battle of the campaign since the push to eliminate all of the beauty of the natural earth will be with us as long as we walk the earth. Money, privilege and power are very strong aphrodisiacs and it's up to us to stand up against it when we are threatened. Have a glorious day and God bless you all.