Last week, the Senate passed massive public lands legislation that contains a lot of good, but a lot of bad too.
Tom and Kathy Stocklen fought the National Park Service for over 40 years and retired with their property intact, despite repeated efforts, even threats, by NPS bureaucrats to take their land in Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes Natioanl Lakeshore. Curiously, the NPS has recently ended four decades of dredging the Platte River, where the Stocklens placed their canoes, for safe navigation. Clearly, Washington thinks that landowners are public nuisances.
Our National Parks are beautiful areas that many enjoy visiting. But did you know some are privately managed? Laura Huggins of the group PERC believes such private management is a good thing, and here explains why. . .
In closing not just the national parks, but access roads leading to private property, President Obama is demonstrating that he is willing to punish and hurt millions of Americans to get his own way. This is not leadership -- it is the work of a petulant child ascended to the throne.