The Corner

Obama Furloughs the Sea

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

Pacific coasts…

As it turns out, the government has now closed

-ocean-due-to-shutdown/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter”>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.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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