Monday, October 7, 2013

This Isn't About Saving Money, But Punishing Us

The October 5, 2013 Sioux Falls Business Journal reports that it isn't just that the National Park Service has shut Mt. Rushmore to save money:
Blocking access to trails and programs at South Dakota’s most popular attraction was one thing, but state officials didn’t expect Congress’ budget stalemate to shut down a view of Mount Rushmore.
The National Park Service placed cones along highway viewing areas outside Mount Rushmore this week, barring visitors from pulling over and taking pictures of the famed monument.
They had enough money to send out employees to shut off non-federal lands?

2 comments:

Sigivald said...

I bet the State could win some kudos by sending the State Patrol out to remove those cones.

And tell the NPS to kindly do something anatomically impossible if they try to prevent that happening.

Allen Cogbill said...

Putting out such cones was an essential activity as far as the Obama Administration is concerned.

I really do like the idea of sending out state highway maintenance workers to clean up the cones. After all, the cones are somewhat of a traffic hazard, and they are on a State Highway. Send along a couple of State Troopers to protect the highway workers from the [probably armed] NPS thugs.