Quote, “The National Park Service placed cones along the highway viewing areas outside Mount Rushmore this week, barring visitors from pulling over and taking pictures of the famed monument.”
Can this report be real? In America? Our national leaders are so mean-spirited and self-indulgent they close a free roadside, non-staffed, no-cost look at one of our national monuments, just to make a point? Are you kidding me?
Then the government (us) has to pay for police or rangers to guard so people do not remove the cones. And now this becomes not only a frustrating experience for visitors, but we have to pay as well?
A friend recently suggested to me, “Be thankful you don’t get all the government you pay for!” – I think he’s right.
In the news, a story about a single US soldier that killed some families. No matter where this took place, this is terrible and my heart goes out to those families. And to the friends of that soldier as they all must be feeling hurt beyond belief.
But please world, keep this in perspective – we have 100,000 troops in that country, all doing their best to help the people of Afghanistan. We send money, build roads, schools – help in every humane way possible and still that country is complaining about a single event from a single person gone bad. That happens in every group, in every country, in every family on the planet.
My point is to be reasonable and calm. This was terrible and you cannot sugarcoat events that involve death or hurt to loved ones. But the US Military did not order a soldier to kill families – quite the contrary. And the citizens of Afghanistan should respect to hard work done by the other 100,000 of our citizens that place their lives in danger for the good of your families and country.
As an American, I am proud of our country and our military and have a firm belief that the justice system works fine and will prevail. What worries me is the insanity that comes with crowds and those seeking harm to our soldiers and America as they will be pushing the locals into a frenzy. All we can hope for is reason and spiritual guidence from all faiths to calm, and see this even for what it is. A single act of violence some a single person gone wrong.
I really do not know what to think about these organizations – my gut tells me these are not so good for the country and open for abuse by those with lots of bucks. The laws around this do not seem to work right – any candidate can communicate to a SuperPac just by a simple press release or public comments. And Mitt attending several of his SP meetings then standing aside while someone else asks for the checks… did that really happen? If that’s the case, then these are clearly wrong and we as a society should demand their demise.