• Entitlement?
    December 27,2013


    In response to Susan Sandersonís letter recently in The Times Argus, I must ask if she took my advice and read up on the federal acts I cited in reference to funding/preserving nature and sportsmenís rights. Moreover, I was responding to an attack on hunters (and therefore, myself) when I responded to Jessica Millerís letter.

    All assumptions aside, I do respect othersí rights to enjoy our natural resources. However, there is a small window, only several weeks, where we enjoy our recreation. Our right to pursue that recreation is explicitly protected by state law. As with Ms. Millerís assertions, I would recommend to Ms. Sanderson that she contact law enforcement if there are stray bullets flying about in her backyard (or perhaps this was an exaggeration).

    Iíve subjected no one to bullying or threats and have no sense of entitlement, inflated or otherwise. Entitlement would suggest that this resource is not something Iím paying for, contributing to, etc. Hunting and fishing licenses are privilege, which is why they are subject to state regulation and law (which would include endangering people by sending stray bullets through their yard, but again Iíd assume these are exaggerations in the tradition of the progressive agenda).

    I would challenge Ms. Sanderson to educate herself as to who is responsible for these resources being maintained and preserved. And of Vermont law and definition of fascism. Ms. Sanderson is the one who is out of line. Her intolerance of my candor speaks nothing of my honor and integrity (of which she clearly knows nothing), only of her ignorance.

    Keith Zandy


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