Upset over park closures
October 16, 2013
What justification is the Obama administration using to close off the public lands to the public? Does it deem its presence necessary for the public to use their own lands, and if so, on what basis?
I refer specifically to the closure of national wildlife refuges and the World War II Memorial, but the closure of the national parks is also questionable.
Is this just a cynical ploy in hopes that the American public will demand that the GOP cave to Obama and the Democrats?
Interestingly, an article in the paper shortly after the shutdown stated that support on Facebook for the GOP, as opposed to the Democrats, was running over 6 to 1, respectively.
The government shutdown, is without a doubt, critical to the employees who are furloughed. We know — we were furloughed by the Bureau of Land Management in 1995.
But for most of America it’s an annoying inconvenience which should highlight how dependent upon the government we have become, but also how non-essential much of our government really is.
Is it time to ‘just say no’ to big government?