Folks in Great Smoky Mountains Reaching Breaking PointSubmitted by JO4RP on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 15:12
Folks who live in the Great Smoky Mountains have just about reached their breaking point with the federal government.
“It’s almost like they are pushing to see how far they can push before the American people say enough is enough,” said Ed Mitchell, the mayor of Blount County, Tenn. “We were founded on a declaration of independence. And they are about to push the people to the line again.”
The National Park Service also closed the Foothills Parkway, a major thoroughfare in the county. The closure came without warning and left the local school district scrambling to get children back to their homes.
Federal land by state (this will shock you) http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/291-federal-lands-in-the-us