Obama uses XO to create 5 new National Monuments

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CATO, Mar 26, 2013.


  1. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++


    US Creates 5 New National Monuments - GOP not happy about Antiquities Act move

    1. What's wrong with the ones we already have that:
      1. due to sequestration, will probably be closed like many National Parks are supposed to be
    2. Where's the money come from for this?

    (Newser) – President Obama has used his executive authority to create five new national monuments despite Republican opposition, the Washington Post reports. The five sites now off-limits to development "honor the pioneering heroes, spectacular landscapes, and rich history that have shaped our extraordinary country," the president said. The chair of the House Natural Resources Committee slammed him for dictating "under a century-old law that the government spend money it doesn’t have on property it doesn’t even own," despite the sequester. The five new monuments, as described by the White House:
    • The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Maryland. This park includes large sections of landscapes significant to Tubman's early life and "evocative of her life as a slave and conductor of the Underground Railroad."
    • The San Juan Islands National Monument in Washington. This "chain of 450 islands, rocks, and pinnacles" is home to endangered wildlife and "provides an opportunity for visitors, campers, kayakers, and birdwatchers to experience the natural beauty of the undeveloped, rugged landscape."
    • The First State National Monument in Delaware. This park, comprised of three historic areas, tells the tale of early settlement in Delaware and its role as the first state to ratify the Constitution.
    • The Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Wilberforce, Ohio. This monument preserves the home of the first African American to achieve the rank of colonel.
    • The Río Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico. This park "contains stretches of the Río Grande Gorge and extinct volcanoes that rise from the Taos Plateau" and is an important habitat for birds and wildlife, offers recreational opportunities, and is home to a "dense amount" of archeological resources.

     
  2. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I wonder how much they cost?
     
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    He is authorized under the Antiquities Act. Where he's going to steal the money from is a different question. Note that all of these (and all other monuments, supposedly) are already Federally "owned."
     
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  4. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    I'm not so concerned about if he can do it--but, should he do it--with "sequestration" and the threat of benefit cuts for soldiers, teachers, police, etc. (not Congress however), here he goes again spending more money when his . . . OUR pockets are empty.

    He is a king--he wants to do whatever he wants, when he wants and could care less about the ramifications.
     
  5. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    "Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
    The lone and level sands stretch far away".
     
  6. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

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    ditch witch and ghrit like this.
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    No extra cost that I can see, if the monument isn't getting maintenance money anyway. If he spends no money other than ink in the pen, seems to be a gesture that someone will appreciate and vote for him again or support his kingship after it's a done deal. (From what I see, he's cutting more minor expenses like military bands for parades and units like the Blue Angels. Strictly what shows, not what would really save money behind the scenes like DHS waste.)
     
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