Liberty Extra | Ralph Benko: Out Of Touch President Obama Fiddles While Tombstone Burns
Welcome to the Wild West, 2012 style.* The Feds to Tombstone:* "If you want to fix your water line, better lawyer up and talk to President Obama."
The left is attacking Mitt Romney as "out of touch."* But the left’s own champion, President Obama, is truly the out of touch candidate. * The U.S. Forest Service — of which the president is ultimate boss — is preventing, on the flimsiest of excuses, Tombstone Arizona from rebuilding its water pipeline. * Obama, conniving, is putting Tombstone, a fixture of American history, in mortal danger.
Tombstone was the site of the "Showdown at the OK Corral."* It was a silver mining boomtown and very Wild West: over a dozen saloons, 6 gambling halls, a very cosmopolitan city.* Today Tombstone is a cultural attraction with 1500 residents and tens of thousands of visitors.
But now the U.S. Forest Service is building a tomb for Tombstone.* A massive forest fire in 2011 wiped out the vegetation in Coronado National Park, wherein lies Tombstone’s waterworks — which were destroyed by the following torrential rains.
"I sat on the road in my car and watched the fire,” recalls Nancy Sosa, Tombstone native, its archivist, mother of five.* "My kids and I were between Tombstone and Sierra Vista, about 26 miles away from the fire, watching in shock.* You don’t grow up in Tombstone not knowing where your water comes from. Water is the most precious thing in the desert."