In the May 26 edition of the Press-Republican, an individual had a letter to the editor published, the title of which was Lake Management, hence the title for this post. As I write this, it was predicted the lake would rise to 112.5 feet, well above flood stage of 100 feet.
The letter suggested and supported the need for a plan to lower the non-flood lake level by two feet. Reference was made to a plan from the 1930's and the revival some years later. The writer stated "The powers then in charge backed down, giving in to environmentalists concerned about its potential impact on the snail, frog and reptile populations".
The writer admitted he wasn't a bible reader, but was familiar with a reference claiming "the Lord gave man domain over all creatures of the Earth" and he asked if it was reasonable to believe that the greater good is served by enduring billions of dollars or more of damage or losses to save a few snails?
I admit I'm not an avid bible reader either, but if we are going to say that God gave us the right to preserve the human species without consideration for any other species, I'll offer the following:
"Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to tend and keep it" (Gensis 2:15, New King James version)