By Dave Person
November 26, 2007
When I posted my note on 4-wheeler damage, I knew someone like
Mr. Westergard would mention the "it takes a village to
raise a child" business. If you feel that strongly about
it, get started doing something. Find a piece of land that is
far enough away from homes so that residents aren't irritated
by the constant whining of 4-wheeler and dirt bike engines or
the inevitable mud bog eyesore the riding park will become. Then
figure out how much it would cost to build the trails and purchase
insurance in case of accidents. Then bring your proposal to the
borough, council or some granting agencies and see if anybody
else likes your idea.
Stop whining and get moving,
or are you really wanting someone else to do this for you? As
for the "kids will be kids" nonsense, in military terms,
4-wheelers are force multipliers. A kid being a kid with a football
or baseball might do one kid worth of damage. A kid being a
kid on a 4-wheeler can easily do 10 kids worth of damage.
Hopefully, I really don't have
to say this to you but it is NOT OK for kids to be kids using
4-wheelers, dirt bikes, motorcycles, snowmobiles, cars, motor
boats, or firearms.
Received November 21, 2007
- Published November 26, 2007
By Tryg Westergard
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