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August 30, 2017] The New Era I PA6E 5 1 land By Dennis Linthicum Tne solar eclipse has come and gone but look skyward again. Why is the sky so dark? Why are the heavens filled with smoke and haze? Why is air quality so poor? Why has it been so bad for the last month? We've all seen pictures from China, where people wear masks to protect their nose and mouth from soot. Is this what we face in the Pa- cific Northwest? Should we blame industry? Is it coal-fired electric generation plants? Maybe it's diesel traffic freighting up and down the I-5 cor- ridor? Or, could it be diesel con- struction and agricultural engines that we use to build our cities and produce our food? Is it manufacturing, or should we just chalk it up to mankind as a modern-day scourge on planet Earth? Environmentalists and those seeking political control and power may successfully demonize any of the above for their ultimate pur- poses of resource control and tax revenue. All of the large fires burning in Oregon are under the jurisdictional authority of the U.S. Forest Service. There are literally hundreds of fires but the large ones belong to the federal government. Why? Is it policy or is it bu- reaucratic malfeasance? These questions are why I rec- ommend that Obama's Cascade- Siskiyou National Monument expansion gets withdrawn by Sec- retary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke. I would suggest that the reds are not capable of managing their current resource load and that there is no point in giving them even more re- sponsibilities. Most of this land is already managed for forest, watershed, and sustainable resource diversity by the BLM. The existing cattle graz- ing allotments are extremely ben- eficial for curbing unhealthy fuel loads. There is no reason to bur- den private landowners, farmers, ranchers, cattlemen, forest service or BLM management teams with additional rules and regulations imposed by the Monument desig- nation. In 2000, when President Clin- ton set aside 53,000 acres for the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monu- ment, his executive order marked the first time a monument had been created with the sole inten- tion of protecting biodiversity. Wow, that's quite a claim. Let's see, 53,000 acres divided by 126 billion acres on planet Earth hmmm 0.000000420. Now does anyone believe that this infinitesimally small parcel will protect biodiversity? Surely not! But, the crowd cheered, "It's a start; let's expand it[" So, in President Obama's final weeks, he expanded the monument by almost doubling its size to the current 100,000 acres. Obama asserted that the addi- tional land would "increase habitat connectivity, watershed protection and landscape-scale resilience for the area's unique biological values." Now, let's re-do our math, 100,000 acres divided by 126 billion acres hmmm that equals a whopping impact for "landscape-scale resil- ience" of 0.000000793, The math might seem silly but, for years, through the language of Utopian solutions, environmen- talists have sought more control through federal acquisition or esca- lating wilderness status. Federally controlled land is predominately concentrated in the West. Nationally, the United States government has direct control over almost 650 million acres of land - nearly 30 percent of its total terri- tory. In our state, Oregon, the feder- al government controls 54 percent of all of the land. In Venezuela, the authoritar- ian regimes of Chavez and Madura have used government acquisition as their methodological mantra - nationalize anything that produces profit for "the good of the people." In 2005, then-President Hugo Chavez began implementing a law that he put through his legislature in 2001. His plan allowed the state to lawfully expropriate unproduc- tive farms or seize land without proper titles. After gaining title to those lands, he redistributed mil- lions of acres, supposedly to boost food production and ease rural pov- erty. This was really nothing more than banana-republic cronyism at work. Today, Venezuela's inflation rate is 720 percent and economists say that the Venezuelan govern- ment's overspending on social programs and strict regulatory business policies have created an imbalance in the country's econ- omy. This imbalance is now fuel- ing rising inflation, poverty, low The very night before signing healthcare spending and material this law, Roosevelt issued another shortages throughout Venezuela. executive order snatching an ad- The result from the status quo ditional 16 million acres from Or- is increased corruption, profiteer- egon's control. Honest journalists ing by government agencies and of the day deridingly labeled these blossoming trade opportunities for new forests as the "Midnight Re- smugglers and drug traffickers, serves." This can also happen in Amer- Then, in 1908, after the leg- ica. islation prohibiting these blatant These efforts are always done land grabs became law, Roosevelt under the color of law. There is engineered a new scheme to pluck slow and gradual eating away of our more land from the states. In this nation's foundational principles, instance he designated land sur- Many systematic expositions have rounding Malhuer, Mud and Hat- been written on this idea which hey Lakes in eastern Oregon as an holds much of the world in its sway. "Indian reservation." It is most commonly known as so- This last swindle avoided using cialism or by the more inclusive the phrase "forest reserve," which names of collectivism, Fabianism, was now illegal after Fulton's legis- progressivism, or gradualism. The lation. Instead, these new takings more virulent wing of the move- were identified, "as a preserve and ment is communism, breeding ground for native birds." This movement has been con- Modern-day proponents of tinually tried and has always been the 1906 Antiquities Act, with help found failing and Venezuela is to- from environmentalists and main- day's perfectexample, stream media, have successfully In Oregon, this slow, step- steered the act away from it's origi- by-step tragedy started a hundred hal intent as protection for "histor- years ago with actions by a "pro- ic landmarks, historic and prehis- gressive" living in the White House toric structures, and other objects - Theodore Roosevelt. of historic or scientific interest " Between 1902 and 1906, Pres- Today, it is purely a tool for col- ident Roosevelt went mindfully to lecting booty from the several, free, work with maps of Oregon's pris- sovereign and independent states. tine landscapes. He acquired enor- As the founders feared, the mous swaths of Oregon's forested heart of the issue is the probability wilderness for exclusive federal that the central government will control. Most were acquired by us- seek to, "annihilate and absorb the ing executive orders; however, he legislative, executive, and judicial also urged passage of the 1906 An- powers of the several states, and tiquities Act. produce an iron banded despo- Oregon's U.S. Sen. Charles W. tism." Fulton was outraged by these un- If we don't stand for rural Or- precedented land grabbing actions, egon values and common sense, no Fulton introduced legislation to one will[ eliminate the president's authority State Sen. Dennis Linthicum to establish national forest reserves represents Senate District 28 in the via executive orders in 1907. Klamath Falls area. on the Right, are very similar and Let's look at globalists versus From page 4 they make others feel unsafe. In nationalists. All nationalists are fact, they make them to be unsafe, not neo-Nazis or Ku Klux Klan - or Yes, in Charlottesville there Let's address "white suprema- like them. A nationalist believes in was wrong on both sides, cists." I'm gathering that a "white keeping the borders of our country People on the Right - whom supremacist" is someone who secure and embracing the differ- others on the Right don't appreci- thinks all leaders should be pale- ences in cultures. A globalist wants ate identifying with - are haters skinned. How about some sane borders to disappear. who make people frightened andconversation here? Very few pale- I agree with our president that feel free to put everyday people in skinned people are white suprema- I want America to be a distinct, danger, cists, unique nation. That's not where Mr. Those who identify with the I didn't vote for Donald Trump Obama or Ms. Clinton were headed. Left, whom the Left seem to wel- because I am a white supremacist I agree with the president that come support from, feel free to put and, like it or not, all you people schools are turning out a product everyday people in danger, who chant that, here's news for that largely needs to be more. A Those groups - on the Left andyou: Not all the people who voted lot of students can't read or write for him are white, or think. That's a problem: They're m n m easy to brainwash and control, punished; they should not get off I believed too, when I voted for scot-free. All evidence that is true Mr. Trump, that something needed evidence is part of "the truth, the to be done about medical for veter- whole truth and nothing but the ans. truth." It should not be allowed to I also believed that taxes need be suppressed or denied. to be simplified so you can do yours There are simply two sets of in five minutes. This is your income, basic opinions in our country right this is your tax - no shelters, no de- now and the election is long over. ductions. The Left have had enough time to I also believed that there was be sour grapes. Meanwhile, the rest too much "Big Brother" - there still of us who live here are pretty sick is. But it's slowly getting better. Too and tired of you. much OSHA, too much accrediting Unfortunately, some of you requirements forcing expensive help run the country or the town or options when good old American the state and some of you publish know-how would be cheaper andthe news. You hystericize and lie, just as good or better, and it doesn't help anything. I further believe that our new I don't know if reality or sanity government should go one further: or rationality can be restored. I can the corruption of the legal system, only hope for it. In a fair trial, a guilty person is Terry McNulty Sweet Home ! I Dave Trask, | Vacant, Councilor, (541) 367-8969 II School District No. 55 | Tom Yahraes, Superintendent,(541) 367-7126 II Tom Yahraes @Sweethome.k12.or.us | School District No. 55 Board of Directors II Mike Reynolds, Sweet Home, (541) 367-2111 Jason Redick, Vice Chair, (541) 401-8601 ] Debra Brown, Cascadia, (541) 367-1277 | Carol Babcock, Crawfordsville, (541) 409-4640 | Angela Clegg, Member at Large, (541) 405-8769 ] Ben Emmert, Liberty, (541) 401-3260 John K. Lindsey Will Tucker wtuckerOco.linn.or.us I Federal Government I Sen. Ron Wyden (D) (202) 224-5244 | e-mail: http://wyden.senate.gov/contact/ II Sen. Jeff Merkley (D) (202) 224-3753 e-mail: http://www.merkley.senate.gov/contact/ i Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D) (800) 944-9603 I e-mail: https:llforms.house.gov/defazio/IMAIcontact.html | State Government II Sen. Fred Girod (R, Dist. 9) (503) 986-1709 e-mail: sen.fredgirod @state.or.us | Sen. Lee Beyer (D, Dist. 6) I (503) 986-1706 e-mail: sen.leebeyer@state.or.us I Rep. Sherrie Sprenger (R, Dist. 17) (503) 986-1417 e-mail: rep.sherriesprenger@state.or.us I Rep. Phil Barnhart (D,Dist.11) (503) 986-1411 I e-mail: rep.philbarnhart @state.or.us I For a partial term to expire December 31, 2018. AppLications are avaiLabLe online at www.ci.sweet-home.or.us or by contactin9 the City Manager's office at 541.367.8969. candidates must be a qualified elector resided withil Sweet )ne APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 6, 2017AT 5PM.