Barack Obama has forgotten he’s not a king.
The lame and lame-duck president has ordered a flurry of late-night lawmaking and ordering sessions recently, each one designed to push and preserve whatever remains of his progressive, anti-freedom agendas. And a new one has come to light.
This one, though, is special – in an attempt to outdo history’s most destructive presidents, Barack Obama is trying to break Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s record of land-stealing by the feds. And he’s one away from that record.
FDR, America’s most progressive president, set a record by making 30 national monuments in his illegal three full terms of office. If that sounds harmless, it’s not – each national monument becomes sacred federal land, under the protection of the US government, but maintained by the labor of the state in which the monument is located. States with these burdens have routine and severe problems with maintenance and funds, and are expected to deal with each without complaint. It’s a system that looks like it was written by a middle-school socialist – yes, it sounds decent in theory, but it never, ever works. No one with a good understanding of government would ever use this system.
Well, Obama decided that he’d not only use it, but he’d try to break the record of the last president who did. FDR made 30 monuments. Obama has now made 29 – all of them examples of the bloated, idiotic, selfish logic that is socialism. And he’s expected to make one, or two, more.
Another staggering statistic is that Obama has “repurposed,” or, “taken” more land than any other president. Breitbart reports:
That makes a total of 553 million acres of national lands and waters that Obama has repurposed for conservation and protection using the 1906 Antiquities act, more than any other president, according to the New York Times. More than 80 percent of Nevada and about 65 percent or Utah is owned by the federal government, according to National Public Radio.
Taxpayers must feel awful good about themselves, knowing that their money is going to protect several hundred thousand acres of rocks, rather than rebuilding their economy or military.
Liberals are slow. There’s no other way to say it.
Obama’s latest designations – made during a midnight session, mind you – are in Utah and Nevada, two states that have suffered far more than others under the federal government. More than half of each state is owned by the feds – in Nevada’s case, it’s over 3/4th. 75% of the entire state. And Obama is grabbing more. How befitting a king.
Luckily for true conservatives, Utah is putting up a fight. Breitbart reports the following:
Utah Republican leaders in Congress were furious after Obama decided to designate the controversial Bear Ears monument.
“This arrogant act by a lame duck president will not stand,” Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee responded in a statement. “I will work tirelessly with Congress and the incoming Trump administration to honor the will of the people of Utah and undo this designation.”
Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz did not mince words: Obama’s actions were “a slap in the face to the people of Utah,” an attempt “to silence the voices of those who will bear the heavy burden.”
It should be noted that Obama’s actions were supported by no representatives of Utah, nor the governor, nor the people.
January 20th can’t come soon enough.