Friday, August 17, 2007
I named my blog 'Only in New Mexico' for good reason. Things happen here that defy logic. Here is the latest example. The County Commission in Otero County has decided that the White Sands National Monument should not be declared a World Heritage Site because they don't want the United Nations to have any power over the area. Of course, that means all those people flying around in black helicopters bent on world dominion. New Mexico already has World Heritage Sites. They are Taos Pueblo, Carlsbad Caverns, and Chaco Canyon. Other noteworthy sites in America are the Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon National Park, Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks. The last time I checked they had not been taken over by the UN. The incredible diversity of the sites of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization can be viewed here.
But, the County Commissioners in Otero County see nothing but threats in such a designation. So much for enlightened government in that beautiful landscape. Sometimes, it is just to hard to take in this stuff. I for one would love to see this declared a World Heritage Site. That National Monument does not belong to a few backward county commissioners in Otero County. It belongs to all Americans.