When in the process of discussing important issues my conservative friends have a habit of emphasising insignificant points while de-emphasising the real issues at hand. This is done in an effort to eradicate any true debate and to discredit the other participants in the debate. Our federal government’s inclusion-hidden uncivilized legislation within omnibus bills in dire need of consideration and debate parallels this attitude.
The true issue at Jordan River is not the dam or the accuracy of childhood memories, it is the people. The people living by the river mouth are in danger of losing their homes because of a knee jerk corporate decision that lacks merit and a proper debate process.
This issue should not be treated like it is a high school debate where participants are trying to prove their intelligence to themselves, it’s far more serious than that. It involves real people and real people’s lives.