Skip to comments.Are the Interstate Highways next?
Posted on 10/07/2013 9:32:13 AM PDT by Lowcountry
Based on the thuggish Federal closings of open air monuments and National Parks, is it feasible the feds could TRY shut down the Interstate Highway system?
shhhhhhh....don’t give ‘em any ideas!
They are going to close the DC Beltway?
No. Although partial funding for the IHS was provided by the feds, the states are responsible for law enforcement. Ever see an FBI agent write a ticket?
Apparently the FED has also shut down the Atlantic Ocean somewhere in FL. Heard it this morning on the way to work from a local Talk Radio guy. No fishing and no Charters. the FED will be patrolling. The reference was a Breitbart article but I haven’t seen it.
From what I am seeing, we should make it priority to defund and disband the Park Service. And Forestry. And BLM.
Return the land to the states.
Yeah, and the airports too.
Ordinarily I would just pas this off as a nuisance comment. But not any more.................
Maintained by the state from gas taxes, so I don’t think so.
I wouldn’t put anything past them,,,including shutting down the highway system to stop food supplies from being delivered to stores.
The WH needs to be shut down - for sure!!
...and at what point does Obama p!$$ everyone off?
Oh, he’ll find a way, especially since it’s named after Eisenhower!
Shutting down Christmas celebrations?
Just shut down the interstates only in Las Angles ...
Never, as long as the polls and his focus groups keep saying it's everyone else's fault.
It would certainly be a hoot if they tried...
It would crash the economy of the nation within 3 days. And it might make the union OTR truckers a bit grumpy.
Maintained by the state from gas taxes, so I dont think so.
Doesn’t mean anything.
“NPS Orders Closure of Park that Receives No Federal Funding”
This park will probably be driven out of business and never be able to reopen again.
They shutdown the entire Florida Bay. From the Everglades to Key West. No Fishing, Boating or use of the waters of any kind. This is crazy... This is TYRANNY plain and simple.
...and at what point does Obama p!$$ everyone off?
There is no such point.
That would stop the government from looting the incomes of the American private sector..
So that will never ever happen.
Tried to close florida bay
That would only happen if the WH thought it would help win in 2014.
Let them try it...
See the beloved “Separation of church and state”, ACLU would have a field day
He might selectively close roads in areas that voted for GOP or have GOP Senators/Reps.
For those who live east of the Mississippi, there are vast portions of western states which are controlled by the Feds.
NO taxes are paid from these lands, either. Nevada land mass is 87% controlled by the Feds. Utah is about 82% the same. IF you take time to look at really detailed maps, you will see that millions of acres of forests, desert, and canyons are controlled by the Feds. Where I live, the BLM controls wide areas of desert and they can shut it down if they can find enough persons to enforce the shutdown.
Millions of acres are leased to ranchers for grazing, and they can cause havoc with that, also.
Utah is trying to get back their Fed controlled land, but the guy leading that push isn’t getting much support.
Maybe this weeks actions by rangers will change that.
Pero tengo mis conductores licencia!
On another thread over the weekend, Freepers in Michigan reported that the Feds were trying to shut down COUNTY roads leading to various seashore parks.
requires mass disobedience. fedgov doesn’t control the ocean.
This President has no scruples. He announced today that he’s sending Nancy Pelosi out to the Head Start programs....AND SHE WON’T BE WEARING ANY MAKEUP!!!!! Harry Reid doesn’t care about dying kids, but this is ruthless! Children running and screaming, “Make the bad old woman go away!” The horror.....the horror.....
imagine is gwb tried this. you’d see reid and schumer and pelosi and hillary screaming ‘who the hell does this little dictator think he is?!?!’ you’d see the media running stories about how our govt is dead, how this is not how it’s supposed to be, how it’s killing the economy, how it’s soviet-style totalitarianism....
on every tv news segment.
someone needs to tell pelosi the day to scare children is october 31st.
True. He closed the Florida Bay (West Coast) and Biscayne Bay (East Coast).
Nah, next to be shutdown is airspace. We already have precedence for that.
I am sure the boys down in the keys are sitting on the docks looking at their boats. /s
Short of taking out bridges its virtually impossible.
US Hiways belong to the states.
At the very beginning, there were those who said the constitution did not allow for expenditures for hiways.
The issue was resolved by turning the first, the national pike from cumberland d to vandalia il to the states. The feds provided engineering and some money to the states.
Exactly. Plus lands seized by eminent domain to their original owners.
I know. This is Tyranny. People have no idea what is to come. If this is accepted now it is going to embolden the feds big time.
I believe that “we the people” own all of these federal lands - not “the government”. How can shutting down the bureaucracies shut down an unmanned asset owned by the people?
I hope the clown tries.
That's right. And the Feds have *never* been known to horn in on states' jurisdictions, right?
I would not be surprised.
Last week I was thinking Team Petulant would at least try to shut down the Interstate highway overpasses and bridges.
As birth certificates are issued by the government, until the evil Republicans relent and end the government shutdown, there will be no birthday celebrations. That is all.
Wonder how the hell much added tax dollars are being squandered to ‘enforce’ the gov’t shutdown? Coupled with the hypocrisy of what “essential” items are selectively being left open.
I hope he shuts down everything. The faster he does it the sooner congress will achieve a veto proof majority and "affordable" health care will be gone. Hopefully he will be gone, too. There is no way he is stupid enough to take it that far, but I'm hoping he is arrogant enough; I think we have a shot there.