President Joe Biden has once again waved his magic wand and declared the greater Grand Canyon area a national monument. In a move that has conservatives scratching their heads, Biden has put a whopping 1,562 square miles off-limits from development. What’s next, Mr. President? Are you going to declare the neighbor’s backyard a national monument too?
The president claims that this monument will be “good for the soul of the nation.” Really, Joe? Last time we checked, our souls were doing just fine without your heavy-handed interference. We don’t need the government telling us what’s good for our souls. Maybe Biden should spend less time worrying about our souls and more time worrying about the southern border crisis he seems to have conveniently forgotten about.
President Biden used a visit to Arizona to formally announce a national monument designation for the greater Grand Canyon, making Native American tribes' and environmentalists' vision to preserve the land a reality.
This marks the president's fifth monument designation. pic.twitter.com/6WDqkziaS2
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 9, 2023
But it’s not just President Biden who’s thrilled about this decision. Carletta Tilousi, a spokesperson for the Grand Canyon Tribal Coalition, believes her ancestors who campaigned for decades to make this happen are rejoicing in the clouds. Well, Carletta, that’s great and all, but what about the hardworking Americans who rely on mining for their livelihoods? Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson expressed his concerns about the loss of mining opportunities, particularly uranium. It seems that Biden’s love for the environment outweighs his love for national security. Way to go, Mr. President.
And let’s not forget that this isn’t the first time Biden has used his executive power to declare a national monument. Back in March, he did the same thing in Nevada, much to the dismay of Republican Governor Joe Lombardo. Lombardo claims that the White House didn’t even bother consulting him about the details of the proposed Avi Kwa Ame National Monument. Typical Biden. He’s more interested in appeasing his left-wing base than working with state leaders to find common-sense solutions.
So here we are again, folks. Another day, another executive order from President Biden. It’s clear that he’s more interested in consolidating power and pushing his radical agenda than listening to the concerns of hardworking Americans and state officials. It’s time for conservatives to stand up and fight back against this overreach. The Grand Canyon may be a national treasure, but that doesn’t mean the federal government should control every inch of it. In the words of President Ronald Reagan, “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Amen, Mr. President. Amen.