|The climb to Balcony House, Mesa Verde
National Parks are the needed peace in a busy world. The National Parks System brings education and family togetherness as well as providing recreation for all. I know my family and I would be lost without them.
I recently read a blog entry entitled WhoShould Be Allowed to Purchase Privately Owned Lands in National Parks? about private individuals living inside National Park boundaries wishing to sell their properties. This is an issue worth talking about.
Of course, any private property does belong to those individuals and they have rights here in the United States of America. They have a right to receive an accurate offer of the land’s value from the government. They have a right to sell their home/land to another private individual. However, I believe commercialization of the land should be avoided at all costs. Perhaps a clause could be introduced to prohibit further commercialization of land within the National Park boundaries.
The reason why these lands are so precious is because in their beauty they provide an escape from the rush-rush of life. What do you think?