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  •  I still want a National Park Service (0+ / 0-)

    I want public lands, I want illegal logging and mining bans.  I want the roads and facilities maintained.  And they will be.

    My point is only valid for the duration of the gov't shutdown. The road is still there, and just because the rangers are off duty for a couple weeks doesn't mean the parks should be completely closed to the public, zero access.

    The people arguing with me in this thread disagree with you.  They want everything fenced off and for it to be  impossible to "go somewhere wild".  Via the comments I got, everyone must be babysat and they expect anyone who is more than 5 feet from a ranger will fall off a cliff or otherwise get themselves killed.  Parks must be closed while rangers are off duty in the name of public safety.

    Am I only allowed to go somewhere wild if accompanied by a ranger?  If not, why does the shutdown matter?

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