It appears that Obama’s habitual abuse of his executive action is beginning to rub off on the rest of his administration. His EPA soldiers are now telling a town in Wyoming that they no longer have the right to live there. And what’s worse? They’re giving away that land that the residents rightfully bought to other people.
The town of Riverton, Wyoming has been an issue for quite some time with regards to Indians and the “white man.” According to local Indians, the 1 million acre plot the town sits on should rightfully be added to their reservation.
Well, for some strange reason, Obama’s goon squad has obliged the Indian’s request even though the borders were place there in 1905. Now the 10,000 residents of the town are being forced to stick to their guns and stay there, or forfeit their land. The choice here though isn’t quite so simple. If the residents decide to stay, they would not be, “eligible for state or federal services.” Along with this, they may just get tossed off their land they bought anyways because the, “deeds do not have to be recognized by the Indians.”
Sen. Leland Christensen declared in a public statement:
“This is an alarming action when you have a federal agency step in and start to undo congressional acts that has really been our history for 108 years … with the stroke of a pen without talking to the biggest groups impacted, and that would be the city of Riverton and the state of Wyoming.”
But really, is this anything new when it comes to this administration? No, but it is nonetheless wrong. They are simply acting in “monkey see, monkey do,” fashion. The President has unconstitutionally enacted executive action countless times in order to get what he wants and bypass congress. If he’s getting away with it, why shouldn’t they?
Like the rest of the United States however, the resident aren’t so easy going about it. Even Wyoming Govenor Matt Mead is threatening to take action without going through the courts saying that the state of Wyoming wouldn’t recognize the EPA’s authority.
Describing the reasoning behind his claims, he explains:
“My deep concern is about an administrative agency of the federal government altering a state’s boundary and going against over 100 years of history and law. This should be a concern to all citizens because, if the EPA can unilaterally take land away from a state, where will it stop?”
And Mead is exactly right. Obama’s administration has proven time and time again that, “if you give a mouse a cookie, he’ll ask for a glass of milk.” So where does it end? When do American’s stand up and say enough is enough? It looks like when the government is ready to throw you off your land that you rightfully bought and paid for, might be a good place to start.
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Wyoming authorities are doing their best to handle the nonsense legally as they have already “sent a letter to the EPA demanding they reverse their decision.” Either way, both parties have agreed that the matter should be decided in Federal Court.
What do you guys think—do the Indians deserve the land that badly, or is Obama’s administration knowingly taking advantage of their power? Let us know in a comment below!