Skip to comments.Despite sequester, Obama to designate five national monuments
Posted on 03/22/2013 6:21:53 PM PDT by Nachum
ven as President Obama highlights impending cuts to national parks because of the sequester, he plans to use his power as president to designate five new national monuments Monday, according to an administration official. The new monuments will be: the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico; the San Juan Islands National Monument in Washington State; the First State National Monument in Delaware and Pennsylvania; the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Ohio and a monument commemorating Harriet Tubman and her role in helping black slaves reach freedom through the the Underground Railway in Maryland.
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We’re going to close National Parks due to Barry’s sequestration and then open five new National Monuments. Duh? You can’t fix stupid.
This is more of Obama using his powers as emperor to do the job Congress won’t. The big plus is putting more land under federal control. I didn’t see where they said these places would be open to the public, just that they will be.
Will his wife’s ample a$$ be one ?
This will tie up more natural resources.
Meanwhile the campgrounds along the Blue Ridge Parkway are opening late and some of the campgrounds and picnic areas in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park will not be opening for the season allegedly due to the sequester. I’m sure our overlords wouldn’t even consider leasing them out to a private company so they can remain open, and likely better managed.
At some point, there will not be a sequester (correct me please, I'm a little dusty about this sequester thingy).
Will the sequestered parks return?
If so, back to normal number of parks + a 5-park gain.
Government will control more public property?
GMTA! Guess I should read the entire thread before posting.
we need to remove this from the executive. enough putting parts of the country off limits from citizens. enough handing part s of the country over as un heritage zones crap.
One of the national monuments is the hospital where Obama was born ..... in Kenya. /sarc
1. Which Prez designated the most National Monuments?
2. Which Prez designated the largest area(s) of National Monuments?
Hint: Both were republicans
Note all 5 recipient states voted Obama. There will no doubt be money and graft associated with these designations followed by more “donations” to the DNC. SOS. Most crooked CIC ever!
Bill Clinton created the most monuments, nineteen, and expanded three others.
Jimmy Carter protected vast parts of Alaska, proclaiming fifteen national monuments, some of which later were promoted to national parks.
Don't know about designations.
I can’t speak for the other locations, and while anything bad could happen under Obama, I seriously doubt that the San Juan Islands would be closed to the public.
I can see the SW entrance to the Islands from my house. It takes about 3 hours for my boat to cruise to the Islands. It is very popular with folks with larger boats. The last time we were there we spent about a month going from cove to cove and in and out of that very beautiful place.
My boat is a very nice ( and fast ;>) ) 28’ RINKER, but compared to the big boys, it looks like one of their dinghies. The guys with the monster yachts would never stand for ANY closure of the San Juan Islands.
I just hope they don’t shut down sport-fishing in that area.
The guys with the monster yachts would never stand
And they all voted for obama. Right?
“And they all voted for obama. Right?”
They likely did and they may have even financed him.
I like your tag. There is a likelihood these designations have been in the works and it was a ho hum for obama. Unless his handlers can do a highlight on his sequester BS it is a nonevent. Except for the folks it directly effects.
And each national monument will have a sign reading “Really dedicated to President Obama “ . You know the guy who thinks he is bigger than life. Any money involved will go directly to him and his friends.