I have been taking an interest in the shutdown farce. In every single case of what is termed a national park, there has been a situation that is not only farcical but it shows the extent of the bullying being carried out by Barry Soetoro and his minions. Today, I note that there have been some “victories” and those victories have meant that the most ludicrous of the shutdowns are almost over. Please excuse the tone of my post, but I feel so angry about how the whole thing is being portrayed.
There have been some successful applications through the courts that have led to the re-opening of what should not have been closed in the first place. One of these was a field where children and youth play lacrosse. The land was leased by a State authority. The parents went to court and they have a court order that allowed the field to be re-opened. The Pigsah Inn has also managed to negotiate with the NPS to allow it to re-open.
But wait, there are more monuments being re-opened. First more than 100 people stormed the Lincoln Memorial and removed the barriers which should never have been placed there in the first place. Good for them!! CNN is reporting that the following monuments will also re-open: the Statue of Liberty, Mt. Rushmore and the Grand Canyon. Governor Cuomo has remarked that every day the Statue of Liberty is closed there is a massive loss of tourist dollars. The State of New York is paying for the Statue of Liberty to be re-opened. My question is: why is it that New York was not funding this in the first place? Why surrender this to the Federal authorities?
Of all the closures, Mt. Rushmore was amongst the most ludicrous. National Park Rangers are not necessary. What they did was to place cones so that people could not stop to view Mt. Rushmore. This action makes a joke out of the whole shutdown issue because people were employed to place those cones on the roads, and to prevent people using the stopping areas to take their pictures.
There has been a lot of nastiness shown by NPS employees towards the public as a whole. Since this is the case, these people should be thrown out of their jobs because of the level of their partisanship. They are obviously not needed to perform the more serious forestry work, so let them go. This nastiness got out of hand in Yellowstone National Park where tourists were locked in their hotel, and were not allowed to take pictures. In fact the female employee who acted like a Nazi to foreign tourists should be given a DCM (Don’t Come Monday).
The NPS had no right to shut down any war memorial. The veterans have been treated in a very shabby way with the barriers that were placed across their memorials. They also had no right to shut down privately owned businesses that operate within the National Parks.
Perhaps the answer to this ludicrous display of pettiness and nastiness is for the States to demand that the functions for looking after the parks be returned to the States, and that the Federal government be stripped of all authority relating to such parks and memorials.
Throwing people out of their homes, using guns against tourists, refusing the veterans the opportunity to view their memorials that were paid for out of private funds is proof that the White House Administration is nothing more than petty bullies who should be prosecuted under the RICO ACT.