We Must Change Park Ranger Uniforms to Make Illegal Aliens Feel Better

by: the Common Constitutionalist

National Parks, originally known as Federal Reserves, have been in existence for well over 100 years with the first recognized in 1872 – that being Yellowstone, or Jellystone for you Yogi and Boo Boo enthusiasts. Back then there was really no one to look after the park – no National Park Service – no Park Rangers.

In 1886 Congress decided to charge the military with the task of overlooking and protecting Yellowstone, but they were not really equipped or trained to do the job properly. Park service demanded a different set of skills and knowledge that soldiers did not possess, not to mention that it took away from the military training these soldiers actually needed.

On August 25, 1916, the Park Ranger Service was born, which means their centennial is just around the corner. Prior to the military influence, 1872 -1886, those who loosely patrolled Yellowstone dressed in civilian attire, but since 1886, those who have looked after our National Parks have always been in uniform. And up until recently, this has been just fine.

But then again, many things have been just fine until the relatively recent rise of blubbering, over-sensitive leftism. Nowadays, there is almost nothing that won’t somehow offend a helpless liberal flower or a protected group – and it seems the Park Rangers have done just that. read more

Park Service Told to Make It Hurt

Park ranger: Supervisors pushed sequester cuts that visitors would see

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Another federal employee has come forward to claim the Obama administration resisted efforts to ease the impact of sequester.

A U.S. park ranger, who did not wish to be identified, told FoxNews.com that supervisors within the National Park Service overruled plans to deal with the budget cuts in a way that would have had minimal impact on the public. Instead, the source said, park staff were told to cancel special events and cut “interpretation services” — the talks, tours and other education services provided by local park rangers.

“Apparently, they want the public to feel the pain,” the ranger said.

The National Park Service is among many federal agencies warning of a major impact from the sequester cuts, which took effect last Friday. The agency has warned of delayed access to portions of Yellowstone and Yosemite national parks, closed campgrounds at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, reduced hours at the Grand Canyon visitor center and other ramifications.

The Obama administration says these cuts must be made in order to make the $85 billion in cuts from Congress’ failure to avert the sequester. At the NPS, the agency was dealing with an across-the-board 5 percent cut.

Republicans have claimed the administration is making some cuts in order to exaggerate the impact. Lawmakers this past week revealed a leaked email from the Agriculture Department in which a field officer appeared to tell his team that he was instructed not to contradict the bosses’ warnings about the cuts.

Republicans have claimed the administration is making some cuts in order to exaggerate the impact. Lawmakers this past week revealed a leaked email from the Agriculture Department in which a field officer appeared to tell his team that he was instructed not to contradict the bosses’ warnings about the cuts.

At the Park Service, the alleged incident occurred in one region and it’s unclear whether other divisions were given similar guidance.Continue Reading