The news has again today focused on polititians pointing fingers at eachother while hiding in plain view the the very problem with the Federal Government’s fiscal woes. Various elected officials have cried about parks, national defense, and (whoops!) “non-essential employees”. As America goes ever deeper into debt, the debate over funding the government is all about Obama Care, with no mention of numerous other parasitic programs, most of which are patently unconstitutional, that are bleeding America dry.
Let’s start with the National Parks Service (which cannot exist under Article I, Section 8, clause 17 and Amendment X, except within the boundaries of D.C.). From Yosimite to Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon to Glacier, people are being barred from entering. Cry me a river! Isn’t America 16 trillion dollars in debt with nearly 100 trillion in unfunded liabilities? Would a sane person keep a vacation home if their debt was rising dramatically and unable to balance their budget?
The fact is, with the exception of what is innumerated in the Constitution, any government owned “park” outside of D.C. is the property of the State they are in. This is also true with the National Forests. In Idaho, for instance, two thirds of that State is federal property in which Idaho’s government has absolutely no say. Not only is it unfair for representatives from other States to dictate to Idaho what it does with it’s own land, it is also unfair to tax people in other States to pay for it.
There is also crocodile tears coming from intelligence and military officials that America is at a greater risk of a terrorist attack even though almost every attempt since 9/11/01 has been partly helped the FBI who essentially entraped the perpetrators with the exception of the Boston Bombing which happened even though Russia had repeatedly warned us about the Tsarnaev brothers who pulled it off under the noses of bomb sniffing dogs and a near “police state” level of security. Meanwhile, revalations of the NSA building muli-billion dollar buildings and spying on essentially every form of electronic communication is yet another testament to the federal government’s overkill approach to security which is bleeding us dry financially are destroying any semblance of liberty we have left.
To me, this whole charade is about what government wants for us; it is about their detirmination to make us think we actually need all these unnecessary programs; it is about the government selling the idea that without them nothing could function. Nothing could be farther from the truth. As for those “non-essential workers”, it is well past the time to lay them off permanently, America simply cannot afford the unnecessary any longer.