I so want to side with my brothers and sisters of the Tea Party movement on this one:
The Crooked Road and the Tea Party
But I really think they're approaching "black helicopter" territory with the stance they've taken regarding government involvement in making that strange, little used, and wasteful tract of potholes known as "The Crooked Road" a "national heritage area" (?). The Crooked Road, for those who don't know, is the latest effort - in a long line of efforts - on the part of local tourism experts to do something to get outsiders to come to Southwest Virginia and spend their disposable income here after all other efforts failed.
I wouldn't worry about the government confiscating private property. At least in this regard.
I'd be outraged that it's a stupid idea from the git-go that is funded by our (dwindling) income.
"The Crooked Road ... is up for consideration as a National Heritage Area." And that's supposed to do what?