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Faver slipped and told the truth about ‘sustainability’

Career bureaucrats don’t often tell you what’s really on their minds, or else they wouldn’t be bureaucrats for very long. But every so often one opens his or her mouth and their true agenda slips out.

I couldn’t help noticing that Kitsap County Parks and Recreation Director Chip Faver made just such a faux pas last week when commenting on South Kitsap Commissioner Charlotte Garrido’s euphemistically titled “sustainability workshop.” (“Conference pushes sustainability mantra,” Feb. 20.)

Emerging from this lefty loonfest, Faver correctly observed that, “The Constitution is based on the idea of private property.”

Then, not content to leave his foot out of his mouth, he couldn’t resist adding that, “Wresting control of land from the property owners could prove to be a very difficult battle.”

So there it is. Not only does the county’s parks director concede that “sustainability” is a thinly disguised excuse for wresting control of private property away from its rightful owners, but Faver also admits it doesn’t bother him that these aims are unconstitutional.

The only thing scarier than the fact that Kitsap County has a socialist like this running its parks system is knowing that the county commissioners would never fire him over it because they’re even loonier than he is.

KEITH COLEMAN

Port Orchard

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