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.