The National Monument Designation Downside

Part 1. Is there a National Monument designation downside?

Sedona AZ (August 12, 2015) – Is there a National Monument designation downside?

twinsYou won’t find the answers at the Keep Sedona Beautiful website!

This is what we’re told at the Keep Sedona Beautiful website: “Incredibly, no permanent protections are in place for this incomparable national treasure.

The Monument will help protect our trails, soils, riparian habitat and watershed. With millions of visitors each year the forest is being loved to death. The environment we all cherish is being used at such high rates that issues such as trail maintenance and protection of riparian habitat are not being accomplished at a level that will preserve these resources.”

This writer, then, must ask…”What moral thinking person could genuinely disagree?”

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Part 2.

Sedona AZ (August 15, 2015) – We left off in Part I with an investigation into the quality, reliability, and integrity of the stewardship of national resource assets of the various interlocking federal agencies charged with the responsibility for management of our national scenic treasures, monuments, valuable lands and underground resources not to mention the semi-autonomous governments of our Native American nations. Progressive liberals and advocates for ever-increasing expansion of federal powers, concurrent with the simultaneous diminution of state’s Constitutional Tenth Amendment rights, always take the polemical posture that all these federal agencies work independently rather than in concert.

They don’t and they never have.

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