by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
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I think all would agree that the California wildfires have been a tragic loss to life and property. The devastation caused has been
nothing short of catastrophic. Video and pictures of the town of Paradise should cause anyone’s heart to sink.
However, this is not a disaster born of natural causes, but human-caused, and most of these wildfires could have been mitigated if not prevented all together, should the State of California and the federal government have heeded decades old warnings.
The federal government, for a century or so, has been taking various States’ forested lands in order to prevent mining, logging and “urban sprawl.” There goal is to keep these forests as pristine as possible, unaltered by human hands.
In February, 2018, California’s Little Hoover Commission published an 82 page report entitled “Fire on the Mountain: Rethinking Forest Management in the Sierra Nevada.”