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Trump’s Monument Fight
National Review Online, by Shawn Regan

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/6/2017 4:57:55 AM

On Monday, President Donald Trump visited Utah to announce the largest reductions to national monuments in U.S. history. His order will shrink two national monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase–Escalante, by roughly 2 million acres in total. The decision has drawn the ire of environmental groups and Democratic legislators but has been applauded by Republican lawmakers and locals who want the land to remain open to multiple uses. Legal challenges to the action have already been filed. But for every fit of rage over Trump’s executive decision, there is an equal and opposite reaction against the creation of national monuments,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/6/2017 6:17:30 AM     (No. 11471955)

Memo to all Democrats, all tree-hugging liberals and filers of ´´legal actions´´--there is NEWS:
This land is your land, this land is my land
From the California to the New York island
From the Redwood Forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me
, so get over it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dvc, 12/6/2017 8:42:51 AM     (No. 11472069)

Sounds like this new law will be a huge improvment, and far more like a representative republic than a dictatorship.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 12/6/2017 9:12:45 AM     (No. 11472101)

This would be excellent and underlines a theme being echoed in Trump´s administration, if you don´t like the law, Congress should pass a new law.

I also like the scaling. Small areas can still be preserved by the president. Moderate areas would require public input, although I´m not sure what that means. It WOULD stop large, last minute, sneaky actions like BO did but how would it work? The largest areas require local and state approval, great!

Like so many laws, they work fine when decent men are wielding them. Unfortunately, along come those who abuse the law and it needs to be restricted to prevent the abuse. It says more about the people who abuse it than it does the law itself.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: citizen, 12/6/2017 9:13:17 AM     (No. 11472102)

This isn´t about the environment..this is about an attempt to take away power from the executive branch. Once the courts have upset t he supposed balance of the three branches we are in trouble..and would no longer be America.

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