LETTER: Stop the nanny state attitude, Hamilton city council

News Jul 11, 2017 by Kevin McLoughlin Hamilton Mountain News

Re: Snow fence, s'no problem (July 6)

I am so disappointed and disgusted at how the Hamilton city council has decided to cordon off Albion Falls with fencing, as if it is a death trap that lures in and then slaughters innocent, helpless people.

There is an innate instinct in all people to cherish nature. We are all drawn in by the beauty and power of a natural waterfall. Being able to stand at the foot of a waterfall and feel the water crashing down is one of nature’s gifts. Being that close to the falls, you can become lost and entranced by the beauty and forget that you are actually in a city.

The nanny state attitude of this city council is truly laughable. Let people live.

I believe the reason people are ripping down fencing at the falls is not because they are daredevils, but because they believe unobstructed or unsupervised access to nature’s beauty is their right as a human being on this beautiful Earth.

A moment on a “viewing platform” is a moment, but a moment feeling a waterfall is a real memory.

Kevin McLoughlin

Hamilton Mountain

LETTER: Stop the nanny state attitude, Hamilton city council

Re: Snow fence, s'no problem (July 6)

News Jul 11, 2017 by Kevin McLoughlin Hamilton Mountain News

Re: Snow fence, s'no problem (July 6)

I am so disappointed and disgusted at how the Hamilton city council has decided to cordon off Albion Falls with fencing, as if it is a death trap that lures in and then slaughters innocent, helpless people.

There is an innate instinct in all people to cherish nature. We are all drawn in by the beauty and power of a natural waterfall. Being able to stand at the foot of a waterfall and feel the water crashing down is one of nature’s gifts. Being that close to the falls, you can become lost and entranced by the beauty and forget that you are actually in a city.

The nanny state attitude of this city council is truly laughable. Let people live.

I believe the reason people are ripping down fencing at the falls is not because they are daredevils, but because they believe unobstructed or unsupervised access to nature’s beauty is their right as a human being on this beautiful Earth.

A moment on a “viewing platform” is a moment, but a moment feeling a waterfall is a real memory.

Kevin McLoughlin

Hamilton Mountain

LETTER: Stop the nanny state attitude, Hamilton city council

Re: Snow fence, s'no problem (July 6)

News Jul 11, 2017 by Kevin McLoughlin Hamilton Mountain News

Re: Snow fence, s'no problem (July 6)

I am so disappointed and disgusted at how the Hamilton city council has decided to cordon off Albion Falls with fencing, as if it is a death trap that lures in and then slaughters innocent, helpless people.

There is an innate instinct in all people to cherish nature. We are all drawn in by the beauty and power of a natural waterfall. Being able to stand at the foot of a waterfall and feel the water crashing down is one of nature’s gifts. Being that close to the falls, you can become lost and entranced by the beauty and forget that you are actually in a city.

The nanny state attitude of this city council is truly laughable. Let people live.

I believe the reason people are ripping down fencing at the falls is not because they are daredevils, but because they believe unobstructed or unsupervised access to nature’s beauty is their right as a human being on this beautiful Earth.

A moment on a “viewing platform” is a moment, but a moment feeling a waterfall is a real memory.

Kevin McLoughlin

Hamilton Mountain