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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Should We Privatize National Parks?



    First we need to privatize the air.

    Too many people are breathing without paying for it.

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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Coming from a state that wants control over federal lands for development I'd have to say....


    NO!!!

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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Should We Privatize National Parks?
    Hell yeah! Imagine all the ad revenue from having bison wander around with sandwich boards and we could broadcast new product information right on the face of half dome.
    Maybe we could get one of those water screens at Niagra Falls.

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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Let's leave it up to the states to decide whether they want to take over the parks in their state. Standard of maintenance and use can still be established at the Federal level. If a state cannot handle it like some of your examples, then I can understand Federal involvement.
    No, why let the people of a state decide they can build power plants on the Grand Canyon and shut off the rest of the Colorado River or mine inside Yellowstone because *they* will profit? Those national treasures belong to the entire nation, not to the locals to spoil.
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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    There's absolutely no reason for us to have "national" parks.

    We should sell it off to a the highest bidder and let them do whatever they want with it. If a bunch of silly liberals want to pool their money together to protect lands they'll almost certainly never visit then I say more power to them. There's just no sense in it being a government operation.
    The govts (at all levels) protect many lands in the US. Protect and manage.

    If you want to live in a toilet, that's fine but the majority of Americans will not.
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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    No, why let the people of a state decide they can build power plants on the Grand Canyon and shut off the rest of the Colorado River or mine inside Yellowstone because *they* will profit? Those national treasures belong to the entire nation, not to the locals to spoil.
    The land will be more than likely bought by people interested conservation, and furthermore, it will be zoned like any other property that will bar certain kinds of activities. Why you think the land would somehow not be governed by zoning laws is beyond me.

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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    There's absolutely no reason for us to have "national" parks.
    There's every reason to have national parks. There are some areas of land that should be preserved and made "off-limits" to those who would rather exploit the land.

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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Just so we are clear it should be noted that when private individuals are allowed to own land it is actually conserved better than public land. For example, if you let companies onto the property to cut down trees and not one of them owns the land they will not be interested in regrowing the trees, but only interested in getting more than everyone else. However, if you let them own the land they will only cut down what they need and find great interest in expanding future yields of the land by growing trees.

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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    The land will be more than likely bought by people interested conservation, and furthermore, it will be zoned like any other property that will bar certain kinds of activities. Why you think the land would somehow not be governed by zoning laws is beyond me.
    You just pulled all that out your ass...you have no idea who or how that land would be purchased. And since those with the most to profit would buy the land, they would do so to exploit the resources...there are alot more with $ interested in profit than protection.

    Zoning doesnt protect lots of natural lands.
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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Hell yeah! Imagine all the ad revenue from having bison wander around with sandwich boards and we could broadcast new product information right on the face of half dome.
    Maybe we could get one of those water screens at Niagra Falls.
    A bison sandwich sounds mighty good...


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