Friday, October 1, 2010

Day 274: Yes on 21; Money For State Parks...

There is much more to politics than just voting. What you do for a living, how you live your life, where and what products you buy---all are political acts. Yet, voting can be helpful.

California's State Parks are always hopelessly underfunded. Last year they were even threatened to be closed. Closed! In response to that comes Proposition 21, which, for a mere eighteen dollars per car registered in California, the State Parks would be fully funded. And better than that: they would become FREE for Californians!

Isn't that how it should be?

We take up tons of space for our cars. Cars are the sacred cows of California. Vast parking lots; roads everywhere; drive thru pharmacies, burgers. So why not take a bit of the price of operating a car, and use that money where people can safely get out of the Toyotas and walk?

Yes on Proposition 21! Now there is a reason to vote!


Ruahines said...

Kia ora Allan,
Wow, a political idea that makes sense! I vote Yes - if inabstentia from New Zealand counts.
I would be fearful of what would happen if they actually closed the parks, then some bright spark technocrat sees money in them thar hills just setting there doing nothing. Open it up to mining, and private business, ect. I shudder just thinking about it.
Hope it passes.

Allan Stellar said...

Yes Robb this is an exciting idea. Much needed. This is an idea worth watching...