07-17-2016 posted on Facebook
First of all the misinformation and deceit that surrounds this issue is beyond belief, I'm not sure how our society got to this point but it's very sad. I had the opportunity to help Chad and Ria Booth distribute lunches to those who were there standing in objection to a monument. ... It gave me an opportunity to talk with a large percentage of the large crowd.
In fact the things I learned about the enemy make me sick to my stomach.
Environmentalist organizations had bussed in people from as far away as Texas.
In talking with these people, they were promised, food, lodging, a shirt and a vacation in the most beautiful part of the country.
Virtually none of the hired heads knew the issue, or knew what they were even there for besides a trip and free food. Upon questioning, their shirts calling for protecting the Bears Ears, nobody knew what they were protecting them from nor did they know where they were. One man told me he was against building condo's in the Bears Ears...... yes this was the extent of his understanding. These groups will go to any length to sway public policy and tragically the rest of us just don't get it, we don't show up and we don't advocated effectively!
If we want to continue to lose these battles, we will choose to go on picnics, and ATV rides while SUWA loads busses of people to show up in mass and call for the closure and lock up of your favorite riding area and picnic spot.
For those who showed up, I just want to say a huge THANK YOU!! Your courage and commitment is something to be admired!
On a final note, I think it is important for the public to know that your taxpayer money is funding this effort for the environmentalists.
Yes I said it, your tax dollars paid for Texans to come to Bluff, Utah and call for the seizure and lock up of your public lands!!!
Through the equal access to justice act (EAJA), these groups are huge money machines, siphoning millions of dollars out of the the US Treasury in sue and settle scenarios and EAJA expense reimbursement.
In turn they are able to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a simple meeting like this with the department of interior.
Note all the blue shirts, yup, you paid for those!!!
It's time to get off our butts, get organized, stand up and be heard!!