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Why are we no longer reasonable creatures?

Melissa DeHaan

Dear Editor,

A Nov. 7 article in the Post Independent really struck me as a symptom of growing “Mal de Monde” and a local testimony that people become just like their leadership.

The conflict and litigation against CARE is not about barking dogs. If it were, reasonable persons would have used all that money spent on court and attorney fees to build a natural sound barrier, a berm with bushes, shrubs and fast- and slow-growing trees. Or they could have constructed a sound barrier wall around the facility. But no, for two-plus years it has become an escalating grudge fight.

This isn’t about barking dogs, but about privilege, power, and money. This litigation exemplifies our national government’s policy of allowing a grudge fight to turn into a “power war,” and allowing money to buy control. This situation, like current policy, is very short sighted and considers only the welfare of a very small rich minority.

The parties involved are not negotiating alternatives for the betterment of all, but are trying to trample the rights and quality of life for others, whether homeless animals, or hardworking people. What has become of us that we are no longer reasonable creatures?

Melissa DeHaan

Glenwood Springs

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