In my weekend column, I wrote re the feds’ determination to
“close” large areas of open space by barricading them:
One would not be altogether surprised to find the feds stringing yellow
police tape along the Rio Grande, the 49th parallel, and the Atlantic and
As it turns out, the government has now closed 1,100 square miles of water in Florida Bay.
In his first inaugural, Reagan famously said that “we are a nation that
has a government, not the other way around.” When the government feels
free to Barrycade off large chunks of the nation — from the mountains to
the prairies to the oceans white with foam — it’s telling you: it’s
the other way around.