Monuments Should Transcend Politics
Jessie Nunn in the Billings Gazette
As a historian working in Montana, I am deeply concerned by President Trump’s recent executive order to review certain National Monuments.
The Antiquities Act of 1906 is a cornerstone of historic preservation in America — a movement that seeks to identify places significant to our shared national identity. In particular, I fear this directive endangers those vast landscapes associated with Native life-ways and traditional beliefs.
More broadly, this review could set a dangerous precedent that opens all monuments to potentially destructive development. Our national monuments should transcend politics. I call on Senators Daines and Tester to vote against any attempts to reduce or rescind our invaluable national monuments.
— Jessie Nunn, Livingston
Originally published in the Billings Gazette
Support the ’bot!
Grassroots donors are all that keep the ’bot online for the organizers that need us. Please give if you can.Give MonthlyDonate OnceSubscribe to our Pod