Obama’s gay national monument

By Brent Smith

Congratulations, America – we now have our first homosexual national monument. While America and the world are all caught in the drama that is Brexit, Obama has declared a gay bar in Greenwich Village, NYC, a national monument under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service.

Yep – tearing down our society one brick at a time.

The Stonewall Inn was a homosexual hangout in the ’60s. In 1969 police raided the joint, and riots ensued. From then on it has become known as the birthplace of the homosexual movement – as there was no LGBTQ back then. They were just cross-dressers and didn’t spend their time “questioning.”

So how can Obama just do this? What gives him the authority to just declare something a national monument? Well, nothing really. Technically, he has no authority – and you guessed it – I’m going to talk about the Constitution again, aren’t I? Why yes – yes, I am. After all, it is the rule book for America.

In 1906 Congress passed the Antiquities Act, which states that “the President of the United States is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to declare by public proclamation historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest that are situated upon the lands owned or controlled by the Government of the United States. …”

Of course, this is crap because they seize state lands all the time, but hey – details, details.

The giant progressive Teddy Roosevelt was the first to establish a national monument. He so designated the Devil’s Tower in Wyoming. Since then, one president after another (16 of 19) has abused the unconstitutional authority bestowed on him by the legislative branch to declare “historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest,” to be property of the United States government.

All of this was and is unconstitutional. The president can’t be granted the authority to declare national monuments “in his discretion” because the legislative branch has no constitutional authority to grant it.

Whether you and I are big fans of national parks and historic preservation or not is completely irrelevant. Nowhere in the Constitution is authority granted to anyone in the national (federal) government to create national parks. In fact, the federal government has no authority to make any internal improvements in the United States – of any kind – not parks, roads and bridges – not even the interstate highway system. Yes, the interstate is unconstitutional. These functions were to be left to the states.

But those days are long gone, and there appears to be no way to get that genie back in the bottle.

Now, if the chief executive has the stones to do something, authority or no, he’ll just do it and say “stop me if you can.”

It’s like my son authorizing my other son to borrow my car whenever he would like. Neither the borrower nor the grantor has the authority to do so, but unless I stop them, they will just continue on as if they did.

President Jimmy Carter, during his one term in office, declared some 17 national monuments in the state of Alaska alone, encompassing some 56 million acres – roughly equivalent to the entire state Idaho. Almost 88,000 square miles of property just stolen from the people of Alaska.

But Obama’s land grab is not nearly so expansive and has in fact been fully sanctioned by the city and state of New York, which, again, is utterly irrelevant. Eight acres of land in New York City now off-limits to development of any kind. Brilliant! But of course the sanity of it is of no consequence – it’s pushing forward the agenda that counts.

“I believe our national parks should reflect the full story of our country – the richness and diversity and uniquely American spirit that has always defined us, that we are stronger together. That out of many, we are one,” Obama said.

Yes, Mr. President, declaring a gay bar a national monument will define us and make us stronger. What a great way to wrap up Gay Pride Month. Don’t you feel proud?!

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