Sad indeed. Unfortunately, I suspect we're getting what we, collectively, deserve. Approximately half the voters were gulled into voting the present administration into power, and now we're paying the price.
Always remember that you are absolutely unique, just like everybody else. -Margaret Mead
How come they’re always the ones getting beat up in what is just a giant game of politics? I’m guessing it’s because shutting down a park or museum is a very public way of saying “give me what I want or I’ll show you!”
Loc: Portland, OR
I wrote a letter to my congressional rep a month ago, although it was not regarding national parks. I recommend sending it to your rep's local office rather than to DC and do not use canned text supplied by some organization, unless you use it as a starting place for expressing your own thoughts in your own words.
It is best not to sound too angry, but to be very calm, brief, and clear about what you want and why. The same rules apply to letters To the Editor of your local paper (if it still exists).
Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
Addition to Aimless' excellent comments: Please send the comments directly to your representative and senators. Working through an organization's website, no matter how much you agree with it, means that all the comments from that website collectively count as only one vote. Unfair, but that's how it's done.
In other words, please don't take the easy way out! It's not that hard! You can easily google the addresses!
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey