When I was little, my favorite toy was a little contraption that held a round circle of small pictures. You’d put the different “discs” of your favorite subject into the viewfinder, and all the pictures would come up in 3D with the flick of your finger…imagine…3D back then. It was awesome. The Yosemite Park disc was my favorite, and that’s when I fell in love with the Redwood trees.
There was one picture that I particularly liked of an old Ford, driving through the trunk of a tree. I looked at it every day, and dreamed of seeing those huge magnificent creatures with my own eyes. So, at five years old, I wrote a list of things I wanted to do in my life, and at the top of that list..was to go see the Redwoods trees in Yosemite Park in California. My mother had already seen them, because HER mother had taken Grandpa’s old Model-T, and drove my mom and her brother to California one summer right before the war, for a vacation— so she really didn’t see the need to take me.
Now, here I am, too many years later, and my dreams of seeing Yosemite were buried in the adventures of old collections of National Geographic. I made it to Snowmass, Aspen, and Los Angeles, but never quite got to the top of my list. So, to make up for lost dreams, whenever I can find the time, I explore the parks in Missouri. And now, I’m finding out, that our first black St. Louis County Executive , Charlie Dooley, wants to close down our parks.
In an effort to close a $10 million budget shortfall, County Executive Charlie Dooley included closing 19 county parks and one community center in his 2012 proposed budget.
Trust me, some of these parks are huge. And it’s not just in Missouri: California’s Governor Jerry Brown is also closing down parks…here’s a report from California:
The welfare, English and Spanish programs in schools, millions to print bilingual documents, and childcare for illegal’s is being continued. Your parks will be closed. Do you feel disrespected yet? 70 state parks will be closed due to budget cuts. All to be padlocked by July 2012, but closures will begin by September of this year.
The radio has been filled with people up in arms, and most everyone that uses the parks are white. Here’s an excerpt from Pat Buchannan’s Book, Suicide of a Superpower:
“Visitors to the nation’s 393 national parks—there were 285.5 million of them in 2009—are overwhelmingly non-Hispanic white, with blacks the least likely group to visit. That reality had not changed since the 1960′s, when it was first identified as an issue. The Park Service now says the problem is linked to the parks’ very survival…no group avoids national parks as much as African-American. If American of color have no interest in the national heritage of our national parks, a shrinking white majority will be unable to sustain them.”
It’s not very well known that we don’t even own our biggest parks anymore. We pay for them with our taxes, but Bill Clinton gave them to the UN when he was President. All our biggest parks were included in that ignoble act of treason by an elected President: Yellowstone, Big Bend, Sequoia, Rocky Mountain, Great Smoky, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and many other national parks and monuments are under UN jurisdiction and control.
Bill Clinton signed over the Grand Canyon to the UN as collateral on our national debt. The UN is functioning under the guise of an environmental group (for our own good). This order allows the UN to take privately owned land and prevents land owners from suing. The UN lays claim to over 60% of the country. This was in the 90′s when our debt was lower. What will Obama give away?
Oh, but let’s not stop there. Thanks to his globe-trotting wife Hillary, if we default on our debt to China, guess what Hillary decided to give them?
BEIJING, China –
Sources at the United States Embassy in Beijing China have just CONFIRMED that the United States of America has tendered to China a written agreement which grants to the People’s Republic of China, an option to exercise Eminent Domain within the USA, as collateral for China’s continued purchase of US Treasury Notes and existing US Currency reserves.
The written agreement was brought to Beijing by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and was formalized and agreed-to during her recent trip to China. This means that in the event the US Government defaults on its financial obligations to China, the Communist Government of China would be permitted to physically take — inside the USA — land, buildings, factories, perhaps even entire cities – to satisfy the financial obligations of the US government. Executive Order 12986
My neighbors said that her and her husband had to wait two years to get a permit to camp in Yellowstone park, and I’m not even sure if I made a reservation now, if in two years, Yosemite would even be opened to the public.
At the rate our politicians are managing to pay off our debt, China will probably own it by Tuesday.
So, you might be asking me right now…Joyanna, is seeing the Redwood Trees STILL at the top of your bucket list?
Yep—Nothing like an old fool. As long as those trees survive, so will my Nobody Impervious Hope.