By Dale Brethower | Arizona Daily Independent
(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted for discussion purposes only.)
Most of the land in Arizona is owned by governments. That is a fact, neither good nor bad by itself. If citizens are all well served through land ownership by government, then it is good; if we are poorly served, then it is bad.
Are the schools well served by the Land Trust? Are Native Americans well served by federal ownership of Indian reservations? Is the public well served by the parks? Are the birds and plants and animals well served by the refuges? The answer, supported below, is No!