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UNDECIDED ON 21-177? PLEASE READ THIS.
Read the ballot measure and pay attention to the submission in the voter’s pamphlet by the Lincoln County Commissioners and the Lincoln County Sheriff. Do your research before marking your ballot!
I attended the presentation last Friday by Thomas Linzey, attorney for Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) and author of 21-177. At the end of his speech was a question and answer period by the audience that revealed the truths about 21-177. Unfortunately, the proponents have edited the video to remove the incriminating facts about the falsehoods of measure 21-177.
1. Mr. Linzey notes during his speech that the main focus of the measure is to give rights to the eco-system; meaning rights to rocks, trees, weeds, air, water, etc.
What does this mean? Voting yes means that if ANY PERSON feels that you are disturbing a rock, cutting a tree to build your home, using Terminix for insect infestation, or using your wood stove to keep warm in the winter and it places smoke in the air – you are disturbing the eco-system and they have the right to take WHATEVER action they deem appropriate to stop you (vigilantism). As Sheriff Landers states, the Sheriff’s Office cannot help you, even if harm is inflicted, as the rights now belong to the activists.
2. Secondary the measure says voting yes will ban “aerial spray”. The measure does not state “helicopters” or “planes”!
What does this mean? The definition of “aerial spray” is intentionally vague and written purposely to allow flexibility on the part of the activists. During the question and answer session at the end of the speech, Thomas Linzey was asked by a proponent to address the definition to assist her with an explanation to her dad who was opposed to the measure, and for other opponents questioning the definition. Linzey’s response was, “Talk to Rio about it.” (Rio is a proponent). The definition is apparently “up to Rio”!! This paves the path for lawsuits to begin. IT IS PURPOSELY VAGUELY WRITTEN TO ENCOURAGE LAWSUITS TO WHICH LINZEY LINES HIS POCKETS! Linzey stated at the presentation the measure had been reviewed by multiple attorneys and there is nothing wrong with the way it is written. In fact, Linzey refers to it as “the bomb” of all measures.
3. In addition, the measure gives rights to citizens to take “whatever action is necessary” if they feel that any citizen is disturbing any aspect of the eco-system.
What does this mean? Linzey said to the proponents that this means they will need to be the ones standing in front of the helicopter to stop it, and “take whatever means necessary” to enforce the rights of the eco-system.
Please do your research folks. Don’t fall for the inaccurate and misleading information being circulated by the proponents. Read the ballot measure and Google Thomas Linzey and CELDF. This measure affects EVERY citizen of Lincoln County! Do the right thing – –
VOTE NO ON 21-177
Lincoln County property owner
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