The truly surprising part of this story is that Hatch and Bennett seem to have
come to a realization that Utah is actually a state somewhere out West of the
Mississippi. In their combined 30-plus years of ignoring us, this is pretty
big, and we might want to thank them for noticing!I say, too little, too
late. Bennett goes this fall, with Hatch close behind.
Why make new monuments, when the Government isn't taking care of the ones
they've got!! Dinosaur Nat'l Monument is a disgrace. Visitor's center has been
condemned for years with no funding to fix. Many others. Now they want more
and more, just to lock-away land. It's pure land grab.
To the “Thinkin’ Man 8:09.Beyond your own personal
family, there is probably not anything in this world that “has nothing to
do with business. From the simplest of transactions to the most
horrific world wars, everything has to do with the fight to survive. And business is the name we give to the monsters of our collective efforts.
As individuals we are simply insects, in a business collective we
are a dinosaur.Even the mega dinosaur we call government is a
business. It buys and sells its products and services to and from us. And since we are it’s owners, our share of the profits come to us
in the quality and dependability of it’s service. And sometimes even in
cash.In the real world, even though we own it, the government tends
to listen to and act for those who have the most money. In the case
of the Utah Senators they want to purchase an unfair advantage for the
businesses they represent by taking away the control of the Federal government.
If successful they will profit greatly through business activity.
States Rights? I remember when "states rights" was a code phrase used by racist
politicians. I'm more interested in individual rights than state's rights
because state government can be just as totalitarian as the federal government.
National monuments usually end up being a big tourist draw and are well
advertised by the chamber of commerce.
If we'd had Hatch and Bennett way back when, we'd have no national parks or
monuments in Utah but plenty of oil wells and strip mines. Thanks, guys, but I
prefer the national parks.
Are these the same Senators that introduced legislation and got it passed to
reign in the BCS? Oh wait, they didn't do that. They can't do anything without
getting the support of the Dems, and why should the Dems want to help Hatch and
Bennett who have fully been involved with bringing Washington to a standstill.
This bill is just to appease the land grubbers in Utah who want federal money
but no federal controls. The whole thing disgusts me.
States should have veto power over any Federal proposal that involves land in
their state.What does the administration really know about the San
Rafael swell? What would monument status change except to take away state
control and give it to the Federal government? These areas are wonderful the
way they are, and no Federal nanny will improve them, only make them harder to
enjoy and take your kids to.Ultra Bob, this issue has NOTHING to do
The option of a national monument by presidential proclamation serves the public
interest. The monuments are less exclusive than they used to be, now that BLM
and the Forest Service can manage them. Many allow offroad vehicles and
All of Southern Utah a Monument and all of Northern Utah a nuclear dump.
Many of the small businessmen think that as the nation moves toward more
complete commercial control that they will get to participate in a piece of the
pie. But the fact is that when the corporations gain complete control of the
government and their cutthroat competition gradually whittles down their number,
small business will become enslaved along with the rest of us.Businessmen, already in control of the states, want to take over the federal
government so that they can eliminate the public from having any limitation on
their power. A review of what is happening in the Judicial branch shows that
they now can control the election of judges who will make business favorable
decisions only. The latest Supreme Court decision only makes it easier to buy
election results.If only the American people could see what is
happening and stop it before it’s too late, we may be able to save
America. We need a Tea Party movement against the corporations in government
more than a Tea Party against the government.
Oops, I meant totalitarianism...
New century, same old battle: States' Rights. I have a huge problem with the
Federal Government insisting on trumping local state authority. The whole reason
why the consitution was fabricated was to protect states' rights and curb
federal totalitarism ala 18th century England.
SO... When was the last time you pulled your kids away from the X-Box and took
them on a hike?I did it with my kids last weekend and I agree with this
I'd like to see the Mountain Meadows Massacre area be made a National
Monument. Then I'd like to see National Geographic do an Archeolical dig there
and publish the findings.
Sure sad the mean old Federal Government protected the Tetons. And Yellowstone
would be a way better experience if there were hotels and fast food restaurants
at every hot pot. Personally, I want my children to hike in and love the
lonely, beautiful spots in our great state. Protect em!
Are you a Utahn? What about all the destruction the Federal Government has done
to Utah? There are SEVERAL hundred thousand acres of waste's that has to be
cleaned up from old Federal programs.What about all the public lands
that belong to the State School Association for the purpose of funding for Utah
schools? Do you want the Federal government to monitor those as well?I feel there needs to be more local oversight and less Federal Government
intrusion in local matters.
I have a feeling this happens a lot more than is reported. Glad our Senators are
Thanks to our Senators for standing up against an administration out of control
Maybe if Utahn's took better care of their unique areas, it wouldn't be
necessary? I do think that the State(s) should definitely be involved in
planning for National Parks/Monuments etc. designations in their states.There are many areas that the Utah public treats poorly that need to be
protected. Maybe the Utah lawmakers could address reasonable protection for
those sites, before they are damaged or destroyed completely.