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    National Parks

    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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    I'd rather the land go back to the states, where it belongs. Utah has passed such a measure and is preparing law suits to get over 20 million acres back from the Feds, other western states are following suit.
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    Re: National Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    I'd rather the land go back to the states, where it belongs. Utah has passed such a measure and is preparing law suits to get over 20 million acres back from the Feds, other western states are following suit.
    So state funding by state residents and management is your thought?

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    State at the highest level, yes. If they want or need to, they can split it out inside the state, to counties or such. When the Feds 'stole' all this land to start with, they were to give it all back, as the norm, they have not.

    As for corporations, owning and running it, hell no.
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    Re: National Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    I'd rather the land go back to the states, where it belongs. Utah has passed such a measure and is preparing law suits to get over 20 million acres back from the Feds, other western states are following suit.
    Are the states going to pay what the land is worth? Those parks belong to everyone in the country, they were paid for be Federal taxes not state taxes. Will the states have the funds to maintain the parks in a usable manner or are they looking to sell them to the highest bidder for destruction
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    Re: National Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    State at the highest level, yes. If they want or need to, they can split it out inside the state, to counties or such. When the Feds 'stole' all this land to start with, they were to give it all back, as the norm, they have not.

    As for corporations, owning and running it, hell no.
    Where did you get that from?
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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?

    nature.nps.gov Explore Nature
    I don't know - I don't trust states for hte most part to keep up with things like they should.

    I cite comments that have come out over the years in regard to 'the nation's failing infrastructure' - as states pined to the fed government to cover the cost of repairs and maintenance. A lot of people complained that 'the government gave us the land and grants to build it - but nothing to maintain it.' . . . When a STRING attached to the purse in the first place was that the STATE was responsible.

    And the States let it fall apart.

    That's what happens when States are ill prepared to handle a financial burden.

    Only if they can present good, solid, irrefutable evidence that they're capable do I think they should be given the task.
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    Re: National Parks

    Corporations own our National Parks? not only no, but HELL NO!!!!!

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    Re: National Parks

    National Parks are Bureaucratic nightmares that are mismanaged and over developed but they were a great idea and the only way places to beautiful for words can be saved from those that would subdivide every inch of our country.

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    There is no way I'd ever be in favor of having our national treasures auctioned off to private/corporate hands. Even the thought of it makes me physically ill.

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