Do we really need more laws? We have a laws for basically everything.
So I ask the question again, do we need more laws?
My answer in a nutshell NO!
Laws should be written upon our hearts and in our minds, self regulation, write all the laws you want but until we have it in our hearts it's wasted energy.
There are laws on our books that are put in place to protect certain species of trees here in the Bahamas but hard to enforce.
I remember once being called out to give an estimate to have a variety of protected trees cut down, I informed the gentleman that he needed a permit to cut down the trees. Oh my and what lovely trees they were.
His response was " I need a permit to cut down my own trees?" He was highly upset. Now these trees was not cut down in order to build, quite the contrary, he had entire property bull dozed down that same week and the property has been empty these three years since.
So the law was not written on his heart and until we get an awareness on the importance and value of trees our words will fall on deaf ears.
Never underestimate the Power Of One! Each one of us can make a difference in this Bahama Land. So the the change we make starts with us, write this beautiful law upon your hearts that trees are valuable and we need them just as much us they need us!