Target: President Barack Obama
Goal: Praise President Barack Obama for creating the Browns Canyon National Park and other monuments.
Recently, President Barack Obama designated three locations as national monuments, thereby protecting them from future harm and usage by human beings. The Browns Canyon, a location that ForceChange has fought to protect, has been made into a national monument. President Obama has been called on by many environmental activists to protect our precious landscapes by exercising his executive power, and many are grateful that he has responded in kind. In the last two years of his presidency, he has created several national monuments and it doesn’t seem like he will be stopping. Thank President Obama for declaring an internment camp in Hawaii, a district in Chicago, and the Browns Canyon in Colorado as national monuments.
President Obama’s latest action has upset many in Congress, as some believe he shouldn’t be exercising this power. By declaring a location as a national monument, the area is under national protection. The monument cannot be destroyed, mined, or otherwise tarnished. Only locations that are of scientific, historical or national significance should be made into a monument. The internment camp in Hawaii in particular has caused quite a stir, as some Americans are ashamed of its history. The camp was used to detain any American with Japanese ancestry, and is found near Pearl Harbor. Indeed, World War II was a dark chapter in American history, but monuments in other nations are still erect because of their historical importance.
However, despite the outcry from Congress, many environmentalists are praising the president for this action. The Browns Canyon is known as a recreational area for many, where citizens hike, fish, and river raft. It is also home to the bald eagle and other endangered species. For almost two decades, residents have vied protection for the area. Now citizens can rest easy with its recent designation as a national monument.
Please sign this petition and acknowledge President Obama’s efforts to preserve our environment and its rich history. Our landscape deserves to be protected for future generations to enjoy.
Dear President Barack Obama,
I am writing this letter praising you and your administration for creating three national monuments. The Browns Canyon has strummed up interest because residents have sought protection for the area for years. Residents were concerned that this pristine landscape would be ripped up for mining. This location is home not just to humans, but to animals as well.
I am also pleased to note that you’ve declared the internment camp in Hawaii and a district in Chicago as national monuments. These places are rich with history, and while the history may not be pleasant, future generations need to understand the full spectrum of events that took place in America. I thank you for listening to the demands of Americans, and I hope you will continue to protect our environment.
[Your Name Here]
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