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Interior Department Releases List of Monuments Under Review, Announces First-Ever Formal Public Comment Period for Antiquities Act Monuments

THIS IS SO COOL! FINALLY a president who recognizes a national land grab of epic proportions when he sees it!

For the first time ever the Department of Interior is calling for a review of all National Monuments, including Marine National Monuments, containing over 100,000 acres AND they are encouraging the public to weigh in.

This article provides a list of National Monuments that will be reviewed and their acreage. You will be amazed at the number of acres represented in this list-and this is not a total list of all National Monuments. The article also provides all the information you need to provide your comments. It also validates that it is the job of the federal government to allow the citizen to help shape policy; particularly when the citizens’ property rights are caught in the cross-hairs, in this case, of the Antiquities Act.

The article does not make it clear if citizens who are not directly impacted should chime in or not. This is concerning because it is likely various powerful and politically motivated environmental groups, like the Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, etc. will be doing everything in their power to Delphi the process. For this reason I urge all of you to, at the least, send in general comments such as “without strong property rights in America, we will be deprived of a strong economy and the ability to be self-reliant”.

This is yet another opportunity provided to the citizen by the Trump Administration to restore America. To take advantage of this opportunity read this article by clicking on this link.

Comments may be submitted online after May 12 at http://www.regulations.gov by entering “DOI-2017-0002” in the Search bar and clicking “Search,” or by mail to Monument Review, MS-1530, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240.

Presidential Executive Order on the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act

If you understand sustainable development, you understand its goal is to allow the global elite to control all of the world’s resources (air, water, land,) and people. The day-to-day operations for this grand scheme are to be carried out by hordes of unelected bureaucrats (sometimes called engineers or technocrats).

This is being done a variety of ways; through the use of conservation easements, the Wildlands Project, and through abuse  of the Antiquities Act by our presidents. (For more information on these topics review Lesson 3).

The Antiquities Act, which was passed in 1906, authorizes the president to single-handedly designate any federal public land as a national monument. When used incorrectly, besides tying up resources critical to national security, the Antiquities Act diminishes private property rights in America destroying economic activity and the ability for America’s citizens to live self-sufficient lives independent of the federal government.

Fortunately President Trump’s Executive Order to review the designations under the Antiquities Act will begin the process of reining in abuse of private property rights. This executive order may actually cause a number of national monuments to be returned back to the control of the state and/or private citizens. To read the actual E.O., which is relatively short, with clear and important wording, please click on this link.

 

 

Antiquities Act Executive Order-Overwrought Response Disregards Real Risks of Lack of Transparency and Unbridled Presidential Discretion

This important article explains why presidents with a stroke of their pens have been allowed the power to designate using the Antiquities Act virtually any feature anywhere in America as a national monument; even though the designations often cause damage to local communities, private citizens, and/or national security. To read this article, please click on this link.

Note: The author of this article, when he discussed lack of transparency and public involvement in the decision-making process, is describing the Delphi Technique (also known a Visioning or Consensus Planning).

The Delphi Technique, which was discussed in detail in Lesson 9 at www.agenda21course.com, allows those in control of the process to orchestrate in advance the outcome they desire at the end of the process. Progressives make sure the predetermined outcome is obtained by preventing those citizens most likely to be harmed by the process any real input to the process. There is an illusion that these citizens are affecting the outcome, but in reality that is not the case. The outside forces decide who gets the important seats at the table and manipulate what data is allowed to be used to make the final decision. The citizens most likely to be harmed never have a chance. The predetermined outcome was never in doubt. The game is rigged from the beginning. The folks whose land is taken by or affected in a negative way by the Antiquities Act rarely have a chance to truly affect the final designation.