Please read Phoebe’s post. Then ask yourself this question. Is there some reason why our national parks could not be better run by state governments? Can you imagine what would happen to the officials in your state if they deliberately shut down perfectly good roads just to make the point they are in charge?
‘All about power and leverage’ — feds shut down major roadway, block access to graveyard
By Todd Starnes
Todd’s American Dispatch
Published October 07, 2013
Folks who live in the Great Smoky Mountains have just about reached their breaking point with the federal government.
“It’s almost like they are pushing to see how far they can push before the American people say enough is enough,” said Ed Mitchell, the mayor of Blount County, Tenn. “We were founded on a declaration of independence. And they are about to push the people to the line again.”
Nearly a third of Blount County is inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. So when the federal government shut down the park, it also shut down one of the area’s chief sources of revenue.
The National Park Service also closed the Foothills Parkway, a major thoroughfare in the county. The closure came without warning…
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