To the Editor:
The majority moved here not for prosperity but to escape from stress and the impersonal life of city living. We raise our children here because we want them to develop and nurture in an environment that is peaceful, stress free and safe.
We live here to create memories with our children that are framed amongst the creation of nature. We are here because we have an appreciation of nature and develop a love for what surrounds us that develops into a strong sense of preservation. We want to protect our life in nature for our children and the next generation.
We escape to the Northwoods and invite others to visit and appreciate our natural wealth. Our lives are woven and intertwined with nature for the inspiration of the arts.
Our God’s Country is our athletic arena, source of fresh air and complements an ideal of living one with nature that extends our lifeline and enriches us.
Our Northwoods is a priceless gift.
Now we are faced with a challenge. It is time to step up to protect and preserve the Northwoods for future generations to raise their children. It is a time to be a guardian and to defend this gift that we love on a day-to-day basis. It is a time to underline our principles and to say no to mining.
It is time to lead our children by example. It is time to light the torch and shout so all who can hear that our way of life is not for sale and that our environmental values will not be compromised.
We play together and we will stand together.
Food for thought.