One cannot minimize the negative impact national park status would have on our local lands, lifestyles, economy, and long-term viability should it be achieved. No national park or Class I Area has ever been reversed. If proponents achieve their goal and win national park status, it will bring about devastating and irreversible changes to the very things that make Western Colorado a wonderful place to live.
They are not “conservatives”. They are not even “fiscal conservatives”. They are strident anti-defense liberals, just like the overt Democrats they vote so often with (against Republicans). They must be exposed for whom they really are, shamed, and thrown out of the Republican Party. They deserve absolute contempt and disrespect. They should be ostracized and shunned like lepers.
Republicans agreed to these cuts – including the sequester in the case that the Super Committee failed – while also agreeing to raise the debt ceiling unnecessarily (when there was sufficient revenue to prioritize federal spending). The Democrats gave away nothing. As a result of this dumb Republican capitulation, the Dems now hold almost all cards.