Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Veterans Cemetary Proposed in Jay Cooke State Park
We learned last month that a new Veterans Cemetary is proposed in Jay Cooke State Park. Now, I am all for a gorgeous place to bury our war dead and I certainly feel that these men and women deserve all the respect that their commitment to Bush's Folly demands, if not more because of it. However, I am less concerned about the cemetary and what it stands for than I am of the seemingly effortless way that Pawlenty was able to trade State Park Land for this cemetary. The State of MN is the largest landowner in the State, why could they not have taken land from the Nemadji state forest? Its in the same place, it is already being destroyed by ATV's and is basically useless to anybody who wants to check it out non-motorized. It would actually increase the value of that land instead of decreasing the size of our Park. Undeveloped, non-motorized wildlife protected parks are limited, dwindling and having a hard time surviving, why use that land??