By David Jenkins, President of Conservatives for Responsible Leadership
In a Dec. 26 interview with the Washington Examiner, Congressman Rob Bishop of Utah made a number of statements that reveal just how radical and short-sighted his public lands agenda is. As a proud and patriotic conservative, I find this deeply disturbing.
America’s public lands belong to all of us. These spectacular lands are an endowment left to us and to future generations by forwarded-thinking leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. As Ronald Reagan so wisely pointed out, “This is what we leave to our children. And our great moral responsibility is to leave it to them either as we found it or better than we found it.”
It is clear that Congressman Bishop has a very different view of public lands and their purpose.