Mr. Trump, 17 Presidents Before You Protected Our National Parks. Will You?
Huffington Post - 9 months
Dear President Trump,
Please take a tour of our national parks so you’ll fall in love and protect them.
“People protect what they love, and they love what they know,” so if you and your family haven’t spent time on our vast public lands system, you may have little appreciation for how different it is from a golf course.
Your focus on reducing our public lands treasury sent me looking to see what presidents before you have done. This story from the White House Historical Association shows the difference between you and 17 other presidents who visited the national parks and public lands and enjoyed sightseeing, wildlife watching, hunting, fishing, camping, and getting away in nature. They spent time exploring with their families, their wives and children becoming equally passionate about protecting these places of rejuvenation.
These predecessors in the White House had the foresight to save the necessities for life – trees, water, functioning ecosystems – in our national p...
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