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Nearly 200,000 American citizens in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties could lose free use of their private lands and property if the proposed Rim of the Valley National Park converting two national parks becomes law!  A continuation of United Nations-sponsored Agenda 21’s aims of shoving American citizens into carefully defined clusters of living space around large urban populations, the Rim of the Valley plan would severely affect personal liberty!  Urgent action is needed to stop this huge new federal land grab threat, says Chuck Cushman of the American Land Right Association.


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“It will start with a small scope and gradually increase over time until the Federal Government and the National Park Service take over huge portions of the mountains around Los Angeles.”  The Rim of the Valley consists of parts of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Santa Susanna Mountains, the San Gabriel Mountains, the Verdugo Mountains, the San Rafael Hills, and adjacent connector areas to Los Padres and San Bernardino National Forests, according to Congressman Adam Schiff.

Nearly ½ million acres, over two thirds the size of Yosemite, could be under the control of the US Forest Service. Coffee mugs with the inscription “Forest Circus US Department of Aggravation” being sold in Montana already express disdain for the rapidly expanding federal agency.

Cushman reveals the mind-set of federal official David Hales who allegedly said, “If Congress puts a circle around a land area, we’re going to own it all.”  Such is the aim of Agenda 21, a one world, UN initiative designed to adversely impact private property rights (particularly in the United States) by seeking to cram residents into approximately 900 square feet of “dwelling space” and move them off of wide open land areas and out of suburban sprawl locations.

Additionally, California farmers are very upset about plans by Gov. Jerry Brown to move water from their farmlands through tunnels into drought areas in the Southern part of the state.  “Although portions of the San Gabriel River and its tributaries have been altered for flood protection and water conservation, these urbanized channels still serve as habitat for wildlife and often provide opportunities for recreation,”  maintains the left. For decades, liberals have threatened the existence of farmers by diverting vitally important water resources in order to prevent harm coming to their furry little “endangered” friends! Crops die as progressives consider the needs of a bug more important than those of a man.  Should Rim of the Valley become law, the damage inflicted by these programs of environmental lunacy will increase.


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Rim of the Valley will place a Park Service noose around the necks of 169,000 threatened landowners: 158,000 in LA County and 11,000 in Ventura County, says Cushman.  He calls the regulatory costs staggering, with a projected $2 Billion dollar figure for land acquisition alone.  Making the Rim of the Valley National Park the most expensive in American history, this project could drain off needed repair and maintenance funds from other, older parks.

Cushman is urging concerned citizens all over the United States to contact the National Park Service, Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study,  570 W. Avenue 26, #175, Los Angeles, CA 90065.  E-mail: pwr_rimofthevalley@nps.gov.  You also need to contact your CA senators and US House of Representatives, toll free at 1-877-762-8762.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by WesternJournalism.com.


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