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Coalition Wants Obama Exec. Order So All People ‘Feel Comfortable’ to Hike in Parks

By Eric Scheiner | April 29, 2016 | 2:30 PM EDT

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(CNSNews.com) - Lawmakers and civil rights groups gathered together Thursday urging President Obama to issue an executive order so the nation’s public lands are more inclusive.

“You’re sitting here making up a rule and assuming that everybody is going to feel comfortable to come to the woods and go on a hike. But everyone is not going to feel comfortable, everybody hasn’t always been welcome to do that. They don’t know – maybe they’re not interested in doing that, that’s not how they like to come to the woods,” University of Kentucky geology professor Carolyn Finney said at a press conference in Washington, D.C.

“There’s all these kinds of questions that, for me, only get answered by building those relationships - making spaces for those other people to be in the room,” she said.

“Unfortunately many families don’t have access to the parks,” Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said. “They don’t visit the parks and some don’t feel welcome.”

“We need to bring those lands –those parks, all our public lands, to the American people.”

The coalition’s policy statement says among the ways to ensure that parks “actively engage all people” is through taxpayer dollars and government growth.

They are asking President Obama to issue an executive order emphasizing the need for the Department of Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to "adopt guiding priorities for a more inclusive approach to conservation."

“So concretely we're talking about, the president authorizing an action committee of ombudsmen which will oversee the multiagency implementation process,” Mark Masaoka of the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council said.

“One, create a senior level position in the White House at CEQUA (Council on Environmental Quality) that will help oversee implementation of this from the White House.”

“Other specific things we are seeking are resources. Full-funding for the Historic Preservation Fund, the National Heritage Areas programs, and some of the specific programs for American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Hawaiians,” Masaoka said.

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Yeah. That oughtta work.
Obama issues an Executive Order, and, voilà, immediately everybody feels more comfortable in our state and national parks and recreation areas: Fat people will hike all day long, druggies will shoot-up comfortably among the Sequoias, Blacks will feel right at home at Stone Mountain, Nisei will be happy visiting Manzanar, Saudi visitors will be joyously welcomed at the site of the Twin Towers.
What a wonderful world it will be! Why, Seminoles will even be flocking to Disney World in gratitude.
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I don't know about you, but every time an "Executive Order" is issued I get a very uncomfortable feeling. But, more than a feeling is the fact that another BOHICA moment has arrived. For example, "The coalition’s policy statement says among the ways to ensure that parks “actively engage all people” is through taxpayer dollars and government growth."
What most 21st Century Americans simply do not grasp is that the Constitution and Bill of Rights were not written to to give rights to the citizens of our then-new nation, but was instead written to tightly constrain the federal government.

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I don't know about you, but every time an "Executive Order" is issued I get a very uncomfortable feeling. But, more than a feeling is the fact that another BOHICA moment has arrived. For example, "The coalition’s policy statement says among the ways to ensure that parks “actively engage all people” is through taxpayer dollars and government growth."

I see you noticed that line also. More taxes and more spending.