|03-14-2001, 12:02 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2000
Member # 1494
Location: The Land Of The Free, Thanks To The Brave!
NATIONAL MONUMENT FEED BACK - VERY IMPORTANT
<FONT COLOR="yellow">Gail Norton has stated that she has not recieved any public input regarding the overturning of the Klinton Monument Designations. This will require a little effort from everyone... Ask yourself this question: "Self, Is ten minutes of my time and a stamp worth the chance of being able to use the 60MILLION ACRES Klinton Stole from me?" ... Now Start writing GET 'EM GUYS!!</FONT c>
> > Hello all:
> > Very Important Please respond!!!! Gail Norton has stated no one has
> > contacted her about over turning the National Monuments declared by
> > under the Antiquities Act. WE HAVE TO MAKE SOME NOISE NOW!
> > Arizona FOF-PFUSA along with the other States-Regions are sponsoring a
> > letter writing campaign to abolish the National Monuments done by
> > using the Antiquities Act. Our goal is to have tens of thousands of
> > letters
> > hand delivered to Secretary of Interior; Gale Norton, by Senator Malcon
> > Whollop of FOF-PFUSA. We can meet this goal with your help! I am
> > this to Arizona PFUSA and many others. All are welcome to send letter
> > any Monument you wish to address to this address and I will see to it
> > your letters get to the Virginia office so Senator Whollop can hand
> > them during a press conference to Secretary Nortion.
> > Only you, the people to make this a success we need letters and lots of
> > them. BE SURE EACH ADULT PERSON IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD SIGNS A SEPARATE
> > IN A SEPARATE ENVELOPE. Mail the letters To Gail Nortion C/O of Ariz.
> > FOF-PFUSA 4520 W. Airport Rd., Willcox, Arizona 85643.
> > Here is a summary of letter writing instructions, addresses and sample
> > talking points that you can use in your letters. We have enclosed a
> > that you can just sign and send back for those of you that do not
> > have time to write your own letters. We would encourage people to write
> > their own letters and use some of our talking points or even rewrite our
> > sample letters and add your own comments.
> > ***One common theme that all letters should state, is the fact that the
> > Monument designations NEEDS TO BE REMOVED!
> > ***Original letter needs to be sent to the following address by 4/15/01:
> > Ariz. FOF-PFUSA 4520 W. Airport Rd., Willcox, Arizona 85643
> > All letters received at this address by 4/15/01 will be forwarded to
> > Executive Director George Landrith and Senator Whollop will hold a press
> > conference
> > and hand deliver them to the Secretary of Interioor.
> > *** To make this campaign a priority for our elected representatives you
> > should cc: copies of your letters to
> > REPRESENTATIVES BOTH STATE AND NATIONAL AS WELL AS YOUR COUNTY
> > COMMISSIONERS
> > ***At the end of the letter, MAKE SURE YOU SIGN YOUR LETTER AND PUT YOUR
> > ADDRESS UNDER YOUR SIGNATURE. This will make the letter official and a
> > from the Interior Department possible.
> > TALKING POINTS:
> > 1. Monument status needs to be removed from the area because within
> > boundaries there are thousands of acres of private property. Homes are
> > located within the monument boundary. Monument designation are being
> > to infringe on private property rights by restricting access, preventing
> > of the surrounding lands and infringement on water rights.
> > 2. Roads should remain open to allow for management, public access,
> > especially for seniors and the handicapped and for fire protection.
> > closures and monitoring could be used to prevent environmental damage.
> > 3. The area should be open for multiple use. Not only will this
> > maintain the biological diversity through various management activities,
> > allows the public the opportunity to use and enjoy their lands. Multiple
> > along with proper management prevents fuel buildups that will eventually
> > result in a catastrophic fire that will destroy the area and surrounding
> > private property.
> > 4. The public should have a voice in how our lands are managed.
> > Monument designation by executive order recommended by the prior
> > of the Interior (Bruce Babbitt) was conducted with a few like-minded
> > environmental extremists. When there was a public meeting there was
> > 80% of the public against the designation at the public meetings.
> > 5. The most asked question at the meetings was why do we need
> > designation when the secretaries stated the present management was going
> > continue because it was being managed very well and not to fear the
> > designation. These Designations are to withdraw the lands from the
> > lands" and put into territorial status giving the federal government
> > control over them. They are withdrawn from mining and oil exploration
> > the water and land rights come under a shadow..
> > 6. The current proclamation's and plan's only manages for late
> > succession. This means we only manage for mature plant and tree growth
> > the species that inhabit such areas. With only mature species and old
> > forests we quit managing the rest of our diverse landscape. This will
> > current biodiversity by reducing habitat for the many species that
> > more open environs such as deer and elk and numerous species of birds.
> > 7. Landowners within the monument's were not properly notified.
> > should have been notified at the very onset of any discussions or plans
> > create a monument. Prior to the creation of these monuments Secretary of
> > Interior Babbitt and the BLM District Office should have worked with the
> > local people who are the ones who will be forced to withstand the effect
> > the designations. The landowners and grazing allotment holders have had
> > fight an uphill battle just to try to be heard after the fact. This is
> > the way government agencies are supposed to operate!
> > 8. ____________________ National Monument should be OVERTURNED!
> > people of this community want the land and area in question returned to
> > local control and managed by local people!
> > Remember - cc: a copy of your original letter to your elected
> > representatives in your state.
> > Send Original letter to Ariz. FOF/PFUSA 4520 W. Airport Rd., Willcox,
> > Arizona 85643
> > J. L. (Jim) Tenney
> > 4520 W. Airport Rd.
> > Willcox, Ariz. 85643
> > Az. Pres. Frontiers of Freedom/People for the USA
> > 520-384-2834 Office & Home
> > 520-384-3729 Fax
> > 520-906-7335 Cell
> > firstname.lastname@example.orgJim,
> > SAMPLE LETTER ON Oregon's CASCADE-SYSKIYOU MONUMENT.
> > Gail Norton, Secretary of the Interior
> > 1849 C Street N.W.
> > Washington, D.C. 20240
> > Dear Secretary Norton:
> > I will start with a quote that President Bush made at his first
> > congressional address to the nation, "We as Americans, much has been
> > to us." I have to say that in the last few years, much has been taken
> > from us also. I am referring to the western National Monument
> > by Clinton using the 1906 Antiquities Act. This is an abuse of this law.
> > The many National Monument designated by President Clinton utilizing the
> > Antiquities Act were not done in any proper manner. These Monument do
> > fits the specifications of the Antiquities Act. You can stand in the
> > of most of these this monuments, turn 360 degrees, and not find a single
> > thing that is pristine,
> > beautiful, or something of great quality that cannot be found in many
> > places in the same general area. These monuments do not benefit the
> > people and their jobs and livelihoods are the payment for these illegal
> > actions. The idea of locking up the land and trying to revert to some
> > precivilized situation is completely ridiculous. The multiple uses of
> > lands have left them in the condition they are in so there is no reason
> > designate them under some special designation.
> > The only reason for these designations is to change from multiple use
> > management and secure the federal governments control over them. It is
> > important to abide by the concept of Federalism. Under Federalism the
> > must agree with these withdrawals and in the Clinton designations our
> > elected representatives both national and state were purposefully kept
> > the dark! The actions are completely contrary to the concepts
> > by our founding fathers.
> > It is time to over turn this over reaching of the federal government!
> > Sincerely,
> > Your Printed name
> > Your Signature
> Your Complete Address
<FONT COLOR="yellow">"Its a Wheelbase Thing, Your Jeep Wouldn't Understand"</FONT c>
Peter S. Di Primo
V.P. - Ventura County Axle Snappers 4WDC
|03-20-2001, 02:11 PM||#4 (permalink)|
My letter is on the way and I forwarded the info to our club land use coordinator. It would be a shame for us to lose on this issue from lack of effort.