ARE REPUBLICANS SIMPLY TRYING TO DESTROY EVERYTHING OF VALUE IN AMERICA?
April 23, 2016
The nation’s 405 National Parks welcomed a record-breaking 292 million visits this past year, the most since 1999. This is actually National Park Week, in which access to the parks is free to everyone through April 24th. As millions of Americans understand, these beautiful parks provide an invaluable escape from urban congestion, suburban sprawl and from the deadening Walmart-ification of most of the remaining open spaces between this country’s major cities and towns. Until very recently our nation’s hundred-year old National Park System had enjoyed the enthusiastic support of both major political parties, each recognizing the value and wisdom in preserving and protecting these national treasures for the benefit of all Americans and future generations.
But that was before a peculiar and malignant strain of Republicanism was introduced into the body politic, one which behaves like a virus programmed to destroy any hint of the effectiveness and social benefits of government, no matter how much the country is permanently harmed in the process. The Republican Party that has emerged in the last ten years is the most anti-environment political party in the nation’s history, so much that an entire caucus comprised of House and Senate Republicans have made it a legislative goal to erode and ultimately destroy the nation’s public lands, including our National Parks:
NOTE: Why the fuck is it that we can't get up each morning and not see another example of Republican malfeasance? Unless every single one of these Tea Bagger House Representatives and Senators is thrown out of office I suspect this bullshit will continue. They do not seem to realized that Americans DON'T support the Tea Party and their radical views. Let's hope they finally learn this lesson in November.