I’m shocked to read that U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, has introduced a bill that would authorize the Department of the Interior to move toward bringing Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park into the National Park System.
Did I read right, “R-Lexington”? “R” means Republican, right? Republicans favor states rights and free enterprise capitalism, not federalism, cooperation and tax-supported ventures.
I would be impressed if Barr also sponsored legislation to create a tax structure to solve our crumbling infrastructure and improve the parks we already have. This proposal appears to be mere grandstanding and photo-op politics. Give a popular idea with one hand but refuse to fund with the other.
Such a park is a noble idea but until rich Republicans begin to pay fair taxes, it is better left to the state. We need representatives who will fix our taxes first.