This is good news and a start in the right direction. Our Federal Government is not supposed to own land and for sure not supposed to have a person (the President) just be able to grab lands from the states at a whim like Obama did.
On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order to review the vast amount of federal land designated for National Monuments by the Obama administration.
“Today I’m signing another executive order to end an egregious abuse of executive power and give that power back to the states and the people where it belongs,” Trump said. “The Antiquities Act does not give the federal government unlimited power.”
From Town Hall
“This executive order does not remove any monuments and this executive order does not weaken any environmental protections,” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said before Trump’s remarks.
The Antiquities Act is also under review and has been abused for decades by environmentalist groups to cut off federal land use by the American people.
“The Antiquities Act is a century-old law that has been hijacked by executive overreach in recent years.
While designating monuments is a noble goal, this law, like many others, has strayed far from its original purpose,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said in response to the review. ”
Presidents have used the law to lock up thousands of acres of lands and water with the stroke of a pen, disregarding the needs and concerns of local communities.
I commend the Trump administration for stopping this cycle of executive abuse and beginning a review of post designation.
President Trump is in fact honoring many of his campaign promises already. The media is trying their best to make you think otherwise but they are lying all day, everyday. Let President Trump know you still support him and his efforts even when the entire DC establishment seems to be working to stop him.