The national debt is over $18.6 tera-dollars, and the federal government has enough money to send North Carolina $6 million through its Recreational Trails Program. I told the tale earlier today about the 500 miles of unobstructed coastal paths where I used to frolic in England. Every so often, members of the Southwest Coastal Path Society would pack their pruners and go for a lovely hike. We had historians and naturalists in our company. When we came to overgrowth, the pruners came out; the hikers snipped away, and the procession continued. When it was time for lunch, we sat in a mossy forest glade. It was so idyllic, it reminded me of faeries and elves. Well, here in the states, people are so dependent on government, we can’t even wear a trail anymore.