Democrat Lawmakers Want National Park on Moon

July 11, 2013
Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Maryland) is one of two Democrats calling for a national park on the moon

LUNAR PARK?  Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Maryland) is one of two Democrats calling for a national park on the moon

WASHINGTON — A new ploy by some Democrats to claim property for a national park is out of this world.  Literally.

Reps. Donna Edwards of Maryland and Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas are claiming lunar landing sites on the moon in legislation introduced this week to create a new historical park featuring all of the artifacts left behind from Apollo missions 11 through 17.

Without legislation creating the lunar park, the lawmakers contend that future commercial moon vacation threaten to disrupt or damage the sites.

“As commercial enterprises and foreign nations acquire the ability to land on the Moon, it is necessary to protect the Apollo lunar landing sites for posterity,” the bill said.

Before claiming the moon as it’s own, the bill requires the U.S. government to submit the out-of-this-world site to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization for designation as a World Heritage Site.

The moon playground would add to the National Park system’s holdings of 400 parks on 84 million acres of land and 4.5 million acres of oceans and lakes.

If acquired, the moon artifacts would join more than 121,000 museum objects already preserved by the National Park Service.

“With half or more of some states already owned by the federal government, Washington’s insatiable appetite has expanded to the moon,” said Robert Gordon, senior advisor for strategic outreach for the Heritage Foundation.

Overall, the federal government controls an estimated 640 million acres of land on planet Earth.

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5 Responses to Democrat Lawmakers Want National Park on Moon

  1. Robyn Parker
    July 11, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Can things GET any more stupid? As if we didn’t have enough things to take care of on THIS planet.

  2. Bob Terry
    July 11, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    wow a moon national park !!! How much is this gonna cost… ya can’t or they can’t or won’t even pass a budget… Okay lets pass this piece o crap with fake printed money …Who votes people like this in ? Hey how we gonna get there…oh yeah the island of Guam is gonna capsize…per one Democrat with extra US troops… HELLO HELLO is there anyone out here ? Just call out if you can hear me Is there anyone at all? My apologies to Pink Floyd….

  3. July 21, 2013 at 5:10 am

    OH MY! The moonbats want money for their resort on their homeland! Hey, this is a job source Governor Moonbeam can get rich quickly on. He, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Harry Reid, Hank Johnson and Maxine Waters can run a resort over there!

  4. David Knight
    July 21, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    The united States of America is out to lunch. It shows the type of
    people we have in office to take care of our country. We are 17 Trillion
    in debt and growing .We are going to have to stop these crazy ideas these
    people come up with. That is the craziest thing I have ever heard of. But
    maybe we can afford it we are only 17 Trillion in debt.


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