August 21, 2019

Utah and Maine Want Trump to Rescind Monuments

*Editor’s Note* – In a recent article I was reading in one of the Maine newspapers about the new national monument, Katahdin Woods and Waters, one of the comments after the article was one of ignorance, as are many. The person leaving the comment said that there is no guarantee of access with private land but there is with Federal land. I would strongly suggest this person expend a little effort and do some historic research into all the lands that the Federal Government has seriously limited access and use after they took control.

“PORTLAND, Maine — Republican leaders in Maine and Utah are asking President Donald Trump to step into uncharted territory and rescind national monument designations made by his predecessor.

The Antiquities Act of 1906 doesn’t give the president power to undo a designation, and no president has ever taken such a step. But Trump isn’t like other presidents.

Former President Barack Obama used his power under the act to permanently preserve more land and water using national monument designations than any other president. The land is generally off limits to timber harvesting, mining and pipelines, and commercial development.”<<<Read More>>>

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Media Needs $1,500 Permit to Take a Photo

Outrageous, isn’t it! Just think, our Federal Government – did you get that? Let me start again. Our Federal Government…..no, wait. That’s not right is it. It’s not my Federal Government and it’s not your Federal Government. It’s THEIR Federal Government. Regardless, THE Federal Government has further destroyed the Bill of Rights, among other American “things” and are requiring anybody in the “media” to buy a permit before they can take a picture on federal land. I suppose that now makes any member of the media a domestic terrorist and will be placed on a watch list. Oh, wait! They are already. You are already. I am already. We are all on a “watch list.”

Isn’t this nothing more than a reflection of the direction this country has been headed for a very long time? Oh, yes, it’s easy to pin it on that knucklehead in the Oval Office at present, but the reality is that this corporate monstrosity can and does do anything they want. If I have to point out examples of that, you are lost.

Because we the people (small p), never question and are just eager little beavers to accept central control over our lives and every tiny aspect of it, consider what we are on the verge of becoming? No, you can’t can you.

Requiring a permit to take a picture is only one small symptom of a very large problem. But the real problem is, nobody knows what the problem is.

Well, enough of this. My favorite TV show is on. I’ll be back later…..only after I’m done catching up on Facebook, and there’s a new album I can download for free onto my I phone….and there’s a sale at the mall. Later!

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