Said to me by a logger on a class field trip when I asked how he stayed apprised of bills and legislation regarding timber and timber taxes, real estate laws, trucking regulation and other forestry associated issues. What a fucking true statement. If you aren't at the table, either in person or via your representative, your rights are on the chopping block. Stay apprised of county, municipality and state laws, and make sure your representatives know EXACTLY how you feel. That government that governs least governs best... but only if the people make it so.