MONUMENTAL AUDACITY — OBAMA GRABS HUGE WESTERN LANDS BY EXECUTIVE ORDER
February 22, 2016
by William F. Jasper
In a move that has environmental militants exulting and western farmers, ranchers, and property owners fuming, President Obama has locked up 1.8 million acres by executive fiat, with the stroke of a pen. Millions more acres are planned to follow, part of the Obama administration’s boast to use “audacious executive actions” — read unconstitutional usurpations — to advance his radical “transformative” agenda during his last months in office.While in California on a fundraising expedition, President Obama took time on February 12 to sign an executive order proclaiming three new national monuments, imposing the strictest of federal restrictions on 1.8 million acres of the Golden State. The three new illegally created monuments are Mojave Trails National Monument (1.6 million acres), the Sand to Snow National Monument (154,000 acres), and the Castle Mountains National Monument (21,000 acres).
“In addition to permanently protecting incredible natural resources, wildlife habitat and unique historic and cultural sites, and providing recreational opportunities for a burgeoning region, the monuments will support climate resiliency in the region,” the White House said in a statement. However, the designation as monuments means that these newly “protected” areas will be off-limits to mining and mineral exploration, oil and gas drilling, grazing, timber harvest — and even to many of the current recreational uses such as camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and off-road vehicle usage that the public previously has enjoyed. But that’s OK, because it’s all in the greater interest, allegedly, of “protecting” the environment and combatting global warming, according to the president.
As of this writing, the administration’s WhiteHouse.gov website opens with a beautiful landscape photo of sand dunes and rocky crags, with this greeting emblazoned on the desert sky: “Find Your Park — America’s Newest National Monuments — President Obama designated three new national monuments in the California desert. He has now protected more land and water than any president in history.”
Protected? Critics say he has seized or stolen the areas in question. This is but the latest salvo in President Obama’s planned lockup of hundreds of millions of acres, which we first exposed in The New American six years ago. In a 2010 article, The New American’s Joe Wolverton reported on a secret 21-page Obama memo revealed by South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, which identified 14 pieces of land that “might be good candidates” for unilateral executive land grabs utilizing the Antiquities Act. In the past two years, Obama has been especially aggressive in using executive orders to implement these planned lockups.
“We’ll Do Audacious Executive Action”
On January 13, 2016, Obama’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough, bluntly forecast the “audacious” actions to come. Speaking to reporters, McDonough announced: “We’ll do audacious executive action over the course of the rest of the year. I’m confident of that…. We do want to make sure that the executive actions we undertake are not left hanging out there, subject to Congress undoing them.”
President Obama has repeatedly stated his intention to legislate by executive order from the Oval Office, if Congress doesn’t rubber-stamp his every whim as law. And he has proceeded to make good on that threat, issuing unconstitutional orders on illegal alien amnesty, temporary worker visas, gun control, draconian environmental regulations, and much more. Designating national monuments is a very important component of his plan for “audacious” executive action. “In his seven years in office, Obama has established 22 national monuments and expanded others to set aside more than 265 million acres of land and water,” noted the UPI news service on February 13.
And he’s not through yet. Among the additional targets in the federal crosshairs is the proposed mammoth Owyhee Canyonlands National Monument in eastern Oregon, encompassing much of the land where the recent conflict erupted that culminated in the shooting death of Arizona rancher LaVoy Finicum by federal and state law enforcement on January 26 and the arrest of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his sons Ammon and Ryan. The Owyhee Canyonlands proposal would lock up 2.5 million acres, an enormous chunk of Oregon the size of Yellowstone National Park, and would effectively kill cattle ranching in the area, the only viable economic activity in the region since the federal government killed all the timber/wood products industries by closing down the national forests, using various specious environmental concerns. The gluttonous gobbling up of millions more acres and the hobbling of all means of livelihood for the people who live and work on or near the public lands is a guarantee of escalating conflict.
As we have noted in our recent article “The Federal Bootprint,” the federal agencies managing the national monument lands (National Park Service, BLM, Forest Service) are already grossly mismanaging the vast areas they currently hold and are $16 billion-21 billion behind in critical maintenance. With this record — along with their other atrocious mismanagement records — they have no business adding still more real estate to their portfolio, even if they had constitutional authority to do so — which they don’t.
Article 1, Section 1, Sentence 1 of the U.S. Constitution states: “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” That’s crystal clear: All legislative (lawmaking) powers are delegated to Congress, not the president or any federal agency or bureaucrat. Equally important is the “herein granted” clause, which refers specifically to the powers enumerated in Article 1, Section 8. So, even though “all legislative powers” have been bestowed on Congress, those legislative powers may be exercised in only those areas permitted by the Constitution. Presidential usurpation of powers through executive orders has been proceeding for decades, virtually unchallenged, with both Democrat and Republican presidents rampantly abusing the device, always concentrating more and more power in the executive, pushing us ever closer to outright dictatorship.
We have mentioned the enumeration of legislative powers in Article 1, Section 8 of our U.S. Constitution. A crucial feature of this section is the limitation on the federal government’s ownership of land. According to the Constitution, our law of the land, “The Congress shall have Power … To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings.”
As The New American explained in an earlier article, this means:
The federal government was allowed to have a 10-mile square (100 square miles) for a seat of government. Property for “Forts, Magazines, Arsenals,” etc., for national defense purposes, could be purchased from the states if the state legislatures consented. That’s it. Under Article IV, the federal government is allowed to acquire new territory, which is to be “disposed” of by turning it over to the new state government when the territory is admitted into statehood. Newly created states are to be admitted on an “equal footing” with the original 13 states, meaning with full sovereignty over their lands, not with a distant federal landlord controlling 30 percent, 50 percent, or 90 percent of their land and resources.
The Obama administration and its “green” allies are pushing audaciously and relentlessly now because they are well aware of the mounting anger and resistance to tyrannical federal controls. This is most acutely felt — and emphatically expressed — in the Western states, where the federal bootprint is largest and heaviest, and where efforts are maturing to wrest the “public lands” from federal control and transfer them to the states, where, constitutionally, control belongs.
It is time for the American people to support efforts by legislators and citizens in the Western states to claim their rightful “equal footing” as sovereign states — the same as the rest of the states — not colonies to be ruled by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, or any other federal politician or bureaucrat. It is also time for the American people to insist that their representatives in Congress stand up to the president, take back “all legislative powers herein granted,” limit executive orders to their original executive branch “housekeeping” functions, void the vast majority of previous orders, and stop this audacious, mad rush toward tyranny.
Source: The New American
Is this part of Agenda 21???
County Commission votes to support wildlife corridor
Date: April 22, 2014
by: Jonathan Simmons | News Editor
Flagler County Commissioner Barbara Revels asks County Administrator Craig Coffey a question at a County Commission meeting Aprl 21. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons.)
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Bears and other critters already creep, skitter and fly through the woods of rural Flagler County, but a project the Flagler County Commission voted Monday to pledge $10,000 to would give those animals a protected corridor stretching from the Ocala National Forest to Pellicer Creek and the Matanzas National Forest.
The money will be provided to the Conservation Trust for Florida from the county’s Environmentally Sensitive Lands fund, and would be used for a grant application to fund the wildlife corridor through the Florida Forever Program.
Bears are a primary target for the corridor, but other animals would benefit too, Flagler County Public Lands and Natural Resources Manager Tim Telfer said at the meeting.
“We talk about black bears in relation to this project because black bears tend to be what we call an umbrella species,” he said. “Their habitat is the same type of habitat that a number of other upland species in Florida also require.”
Keith Fountain, representing the Conservation Trust for Florida, said there would be other benefits of a corridor.
“This project is all about clean water, whether it’s flowing through these forest lands, whether it’s in the St. Johns River or flowing east into Pellicer Creek and eventually out into the estuary environment,” he said. “It’s also about outdoor recreation opportunities, which I know is important here in Flagler County. So there’s a lot of potential in this project.”
Not all of the land in the corridor would be publicly owned, and it wouldn’t have to stay entirely natural.
“The corridor that’s being established and studied for potential application might be in private ownership,” County Administrator Craig Coffey said at the meeting. “You could have a mix of some that are actually owned, and some that are just easements or corridors.”
He gave an example: the water management district acquired some property around Lake Disston, while other land there was privately owned, but had conservation easements and would not be developed.
Although the corridor would protect wildlife habitat, certain human uses might be permitted, including recreation and timbering, which Telfer called “one of the best opportunities we’ve actually had for our land preservation.”
“Timbering got that bad reputation over the years because it wasn’t natural; I mean, it is a horticulture,” he said. “But, people have come to recognize that it’s better than pavement, and it does provide habitat for a number of species.”
Buying into the program at this point, Telfer said, won’t require the county to approve related measures down the line.
“Participation in the process at this point in time does not obligate the Board of County Commissioner to anything in the future,” he said. “Any acquisitions that the state had put together and asked Flagler County to participate in would be brought back to the board.”
Before the County Commission’s unanimous vote, Commission Chairman George Hanns called the program an opportunity to protect old Florida.
“Flagler County is known for protecting the environment and expanding and protecting old-time Florida, what it once was and what it always will be here in Flagler County,” he said. “We have a history of doing that, and we are really into nature-based tourism in Flagler. This will enhance that as well as protecting wildlife.”
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The Chinese Version of Agenda 21 and Why the US Should Care
As most aware people already know, England often provides us with a forward-looking view of where our police state surveillance grid will be in three or four years. The US has a matter canary in the mine from which to predict its future and it has to do with how China are implementing Agenda 21.
China has long led the world in repressive and inhuman enforcement of its one child policies, mandatory sterilization and forced abortions. We also know that China permits corporate slave labor (e.g. Walmart) within its boundaries by globalist corporations. China is indeed a model for the implementation of Agenda 21 and this implementation phase is taking a new and dramatic twist. We in the US, should watch this Agenda 21 canary in the mine because it represents our future.
Agenda 21 Comes to China In Stealth
Agenda 21 is being implemented in China at breakneck speed and the latest phase and is coming in under stealth and deception. Read more....
Agenda 21 is the ELITIST plan to control your life demanding you, “do as I say, not as I do”. You will be required to give up your individual freedom, your personal property and redistribute your wealth. Gone forever will be American exceptionalism, American nationalism. The western way of life will be classified as unsustainable. The ELITISTS will use the government to take your money, exercise more power and to control every aspect of your life. Agenda 21 is not a Democratic or Republican “plan”, it reaches across the aisle. The Elite will call us names and make up lies to try and divide us. They use doublespeak as code to reinforce their lies. We will not listen. We Are Americans, the largest group of FREE people in the world, never to be divided. Americans will never give up our lives, family, morality or country.
Names from the movie - Behold a Pale Horse (Revelations 6:8)
Joan Veon, International Journalist .. State Senator
Lieutenant General , Jerry Boykin
Gerald Celente trendsresearch.com
CandidateLarry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America
Amanda Teegarden, Oklahomans for Sovereignty
Michael Shaw ( Agenda 21) Freedomadvocates.org
Dr. Stan Monteith Radioliberty.com
Marc Morano Climatedepot.com
Dr. Michael Coffman Sovereignty International sovereignty.net
Al Adask, Constitutional Scholar
Kaye Beach, Constitutional Alliance
Dr. Katherine Albrecht katherinealbrecht.com
Joel Skousen worldaffairsbrief.com
Jim Marrs, Journalist and Author
Michael Badnarik constitutionpreservation.org
Edwin Vieira, Attorney Constitutional Scholar
Charles Key, Oklahoma
Michael "Scout" Adam appleseedinfo.org
Debra Medina, Texas Gubernational
Announcement - May 22, 2014
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These attacks indicate that they are terrified of us. The SPLC report said that we are "starting to have an impact." Obviously, we are doing something right!
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