Saturday, November 24, 2012

#328 / A 50th Anniversary
The Sierra Club is already planning for "The Big One," the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on September 3, 1964.

The enactment of our human laws, what we call "legislation," is one of the ways that we define, and thus create, our human world. 

In the Wilderness Act, we have defined our world by establishing a limit, outside of which we will not go. The Wilderness Act has thus recognized that our own creations must respect the World of Nature, within which our own realities are built: 

A wilderness ... is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.

That 50th Anniversary is well worth celebrating. 

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