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Monday, April 24, 2017

Trump gives land back to Americans

President Trump called for a review of the last 20 years of land grabs by Presidents Clinton, Bush 43, and Obama. GOOD.

Let me explain.

Presidents use executive orders to declare large patches of lands of limits to development, by designating them as memorials and the like.

For example, Barack Obama declared 1.35 million acres of Utah off limits last December because it is allegedly is an area sacred to a few Indians.

No hearing.

No vote by our representatives in Congress.

Just a lame-duck president with a pen deciding the fate of an area larger than Rhode Island.

That is not who we are. That is how strongmen dictators operate. We can do better than this.

President Trump now plans to review and reverse these abuses of power.

From the Hill:
President Trump will sign an executive order on Wednesday instructing the Department of the Interior to review the designations of national monuments by his predecessors, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Trump’s order reportedly will instruct Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to examine those designations to determine whether they were within the scope of a century-old law that allows presidents to set aside federal lands without congressional approval. 
The executive order is mainly geared toward reviewing President Obama’s designation of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah in December, according to the Tribune. The 1.35 million acre site was preserved due to its Native American heritage, but critics say Obama’s designation was an overreach of executive power.
We need to get rid of that century old law.

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  1. I assume a presidential declaration not backed by legislation can be reversed by the next president. Federalizing state lands should be done only after extensive public comment, and done only rarely, but almost never without the support of the affected state. The federal government must show respect for the sovereignty of the states.

  2. You can tell my tribal holy ground by the smell of the corn mash.

  3. Let me fix that for you: of(f) limits. There. Now my work is done.

  4. common sign out west - public land KEEP OUT .... they all need to be taken down