Emperor Barack Obama has once again decided by executive fiat that the Federal government “needs” more land, and so he is taking it. No purchase, no vote, no participation from the Congress, just naked aggression and force to satisfy the bully environmentalists and the Democrat power mongers. The federal government “owns” 51 percent of the land in 11 western states, but Obama took time while he was hitting up wealthy donors in California on February 12th to steal an additional 1.8 million acres for the “creation” of national parks.
The recent uprising in Oregon was just over this type of illegal taking by the federal government, and the feds murdered one rancher and arrested others in order to show that they can do whatever they want, and take whatever they choose.
Really, does the federal government actually “need” an additional 1.8 million acres?
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). It is patently illegal, and the video that follows on page 2 is a clear summary by a constitutional lawyer over how the government is clearly breaking the law.
The land in California was essentially removed from public use, and is typical of Obama's total disregard for ordinary citizens and businesses.
See video showing Obama's illegal overreach on page 2: