In most of the American West, the trees are not the right height, which may frighten Mitt Romney, and some of them are so old as to challenge the biblical view of creation that Rick Santorum wants taught in schools.
In this part of the state, recreation and tourism are big drivers of the economy, and the beauty of our wild lands is what fuels much of that tourism. Keeping those wild lands protected will help ensure that tourism will help prop up the economy long into the future.
The men and women who serve in our Armed Forces travel around the globe, often to the most challenging conditions that can be imagined. Wherever we go, images and memories from back home sustain us during these times away from our families.