At the height of the pandemic, the government restricted Americans from moving about freely by implementing harsh stay-at-home orders and other oppressive mandates.
Now that the coronavirus is starting to release its grip, the powers-that-be don’t have much reason to keep you locked up inside your house anymore.
So officials are restricting access to the great outdoors instead!
When being allowed to board a plane became more complicated than brain surgery, the air-travel industry took a major hit.
At one of the lowest points for airlines, fleets of planes were subsequently grounded and thousands of employees were laid off…
…not to mention all the airlines that went bankrupt.
With strict COVID-19 testing and vaccinations required to board a plane, many travelers took to the great outdoors for their vacations instead – which was mutually beneficial.
One such place is the Redwood National and State Parks, home to the tallest tree in the world – named “Hyperion.”
“Hyperion” is a coastal redwood tree belonging to the Sequoia sempervirens species. Standing at a whopping 380-feet and nearly 800-years-old, it has lured thousands of tourists off of the couch and onto the trails of California’s beautiful landscape.
And now the local government wants to stop them!
After hikers discovered the tree, it was officially recorded as the “world’s tallest tree” by the Guinness Book of World Records and people have been coming from all over to see it ever since.
Which used to be the point of national parks – to have people come and see all the nature these parks offer!
But with people comes the carbon footprint they leave, which is far too much for the left-wing tree-huggers to handle.
So if you were hoping to see Hyperion for yourself – well, now it could get you six months jail time and up to $5,000 in fines!
The park’s natural resource manager Leonel Arguello told The Associated Press, “The amount of garbage has increased, there’s human waste that has been seen and as more people go up to this tree.”
He adds, “They create more social trails and all of that is having damage impacts to the vegetation, to the soils, and all of the garbage just sits out there.”
Isn’t that why national parks are allocated millions of taxpayer dollars? To promote the great outdoors and clean it up from the inevitable wear and tear we cause?!
Arguello even goes so far as dubbing it “the most unimpressive tree you’ll ever see.”
What an awful thing to say about such a magnificent natural treasure!
You can bet that despite restricting access to a big portion of the park (so they don’t have to clean it up) and downplaying all its wonders within, the left will still push for millions of taxpayer dollars to maintain this park that we can’t even enjoy!