Vast tracts of our most treasured public lands, supposedly set aside in perpetuity for Americans, are no longer controlled by the United States government. Instead, they have been invaded and taken over by Mexico's violent criminal drug organizations to grow marijuana.
Even more shocking: Mexican cartels have been growing marijuana for at least 10 years in Sequoia National Park, one of the crown jewels of the system. Nature-loving hikers are compelled to accept that parts of Sequoia are "no go zones" during the growing season.
I know this sounds a bit "out there", but there is no secret that our government leaders profit from the drug trade.
It is also true that large areas of our natural parks have been declared off limits to hikers and visitors, supposedly to "protect" nature from us icky-pool human beings, who were dropped off from a flying saucer ages ago (according to the Scientologists) and thus are not to be considered part of nature!
Frankly, this article makes as much sense explaining why we Americans are no longer allowed to visit certain areas of our own public lands as any other I have heard recently!