Written on February 18, 2017:
Dear Mr. President,
This note is in regard to your comments about the retailer Nordstrom. Would you as a businessman, drop an account if you disagreed with the policies of the management of the company or their families? Of course you would!
I fear your reaction to Nordstrom’s dropping your daughter’s product line will be seen as what we call “projection.” That means you think they cut her products because they don’t like your policies, since that’s exactly what you would do.
People can learn a lot about you by your reactions to events like the Nordstrom decision. Particularly these days, a lot of readers and viewers assume that oddly bad over-reactions are a result of projection. So if a person wants to be inscrutable or to mask some of his or her more unpleasant character traits, restraint is the best policy.
That’s all for this week.
My Senators and Congressman received postcards this time about legislation that would roll back a policy by the Fish and Wildlife Administration to preserve natural diversity in national wildlife refuges by stopping culls of predators.
The explanation of this rule was that natural diversity among wildlife includes predators. By killing predators in specific, humans skew the natural predator/prey relationship. Emphasis on ‘natural.’ And remember this applies to wildlife refuges. Emphasis on ‘refuge.’
I can’t see the benefit of disapproving this rule, and I think the House and Senate are doing this pretty much because the rule was instituted during the Obama administration.
You can look up bills currently active in Congress at https://www.congress.gov.
Dear Senator Cruz/Cornyn,
Please vote AGAINST HJ Res 69!
HJ Res 69 is a cruel and mean-spirited attack on our nation’s wildlife in places that were set aside specifically to preserve it. Wildlife is part of our amazing natural heritage. Please protect it!
Ask yourself, sir, whether you really want to be responsible for killing creatures, already struggling for survival, for the fun of a few people. I sincerely hope your answer is no.
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Dear Representative Conway,
Please vote AGAINST HR 424 and HR 717!
Our nation’s wildlife is a huge part of our natural heritage. Please protect it!
Humans are very resourceful, and we can continue to prosper and survive AND preserve our natural national treasures. Those treasures include wildlife and their habitats.