Pat Bagley's cartoon was timely ("Public lands takeover," July 27). It spells out the intent of the organizers to privatize public lands. This is their goal.
The intended consequences are frightening enough, but it is the unintended consequences that are really frightening. One, for example, is water.
Almost all of our water rises on public lands. John Wesley Powell in his report on arid lands of the West in 1871 made a point that lands in the West cannot be parceled out in the same way as the eastern U.S. lands. There is not enough water. There still isn't.