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    Re: National Parks

    Corporations would ruin our parks if they owned them. Maybe we could let some resort companies manage them for us though. IDK.

    I think too many places have been designated National Parks/Forests, etc., but certainly the biggies should stay in government hands.

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    Re: National Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post

    Only if they can present good, solid, irrefutable evidence that they're capable do I think they should be given the task.
    Is there any requirement for the Federal government to proved the above as well? Because I think they have a long standing record of failure across the board...
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    Re: National Parks

    I heard Band Aid was taking over management of the Wounded Knee NP.

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    Re: National Parks

    Corporations operate in quantifiable measures, our National Parks are qualitative by nature. As such, the task of land management would put them at cross purpose. Realistically, an NGO/NPO under very strict charter would be the only viable alternative to State management.

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    Re: National Parks

    Nothing like a corporation's 100ft wide billboard in the middle of a scenic view in Yellowstone.
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    Re: National Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Corporations would ruin our parks if they owned them.
    Why would they do that? What would be their motivation to do such a thing?

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    Re: National Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    If you could decide who controls and runs the National Parks would you continue the federal funding and management or would you prefer a corporation be able buy the parks and use the designated lands as they please?

    Lots of pros and cons and it is likely a corporation could make a big bottom line if they had no government meddling in what they wanted to do with the land.

    Consider big corporations ...Exxon, Big Pharma, Wal Mart ... I am certain they could use those resources and space to make a profit for a few and create more minimum wage jobs?

    Are we hurting out country and being socialist to even have national parks?

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    Hell no corporations should not have national parks. They'd be turned into a wasteland. Nothing but roads and buildings.
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    Re: National Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Why would they do that? What would be their motivation to do such a thing?
    Oh I am sure there are a lot of board feet of lumber or minerals to be mined in Yellowstone. You might ask yourself what would be the motive of a for-profit corporation to pay billions of dollars fair market value for the place.

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    Re: National Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Oh I am sure there are a lot of board feet of lumber or minerals to be mined in Yellowstone. You might ask yourself what would be the motive of a for-profit corporation to pay billions of dollars fair market value for the place.
    Wouldn't the land be zoned as a park or something of the sort? I'm not sure your fear makes much sense with that in place.

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    Re: National Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Wouldn't the land be zoned as a park or something of the sort? I'm not sure your fear makes much sense with that in place.
    Why? The government has the place timbered already so why wouldn't a private owner with land rights be able to do the same?

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