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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-15-2000, 06:26 PM
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Help Rep. Hunter get our dunes back!

The following was sent out by the ASA:

Dear Fellow Duner,

As you may, or may not know, Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) has introduced a “rider” to a bill that would over turn the closure at the dunes.

We need to back him up on this. You can Fax or call the “Council on Environmental Quality”, (CEQ) Director; George Frampton, and urge him to recommend to President Clinton to sign the bill with the rider to overturn the Algodones Dunes ORV closure.
Phone: 202/456-6224; Fax: 202/456-2710

A copy of the Fax the ASA sent can be downloaded at:

(Please feel free to make your own changes)

The Environmentalists have already mounted a campaign urging him the other way. Whatever you do, whether by fax or by phone, we need to flood this man's phone lines!!

Here's more we can DO NOW:

First, read this article:

Then, follow this (very easy) link to write to your representative: (all
Reps, not just Duncan Hunter)

If your representative is Duncan Hunter, tell him you are behind him
100% and ask him how YOU can help him win his fight.
If your representative is not Duncan Hunter, tell your representative to get
behind you like Hunter is doing for his constituents and then ask
him/her what YOU can do to help them take the same stand. (Include the
link to the article)

On another note: We have switched ISP’s and seem to have jumped out of the pan and into the fire. Please be patient as we are looking to either upgrade the service or find another ISP entirely.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-16-2000, 02:14 AM
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Re: Help Rep. Hunter get our dunes back!

It's about time a Congressional representative proposes legislation concerning access to federal land. I always wondered why the Republican-controlled Congress has refused to do anything but remain silent and content while those out West complained about the current Administration's management of public lands. Congress is and always has been the real ruler of the roost, not the Prez (subject to Judiciary branch interpretation of Congressional laws for any Constitutional infractions, of course). The Executive Branch acts solely to implement and enforce Congressional statutes. If Congress does not like the way the Executive interprets their laws for enforcement and implementation purposes, they either amend or repeal the law, or cut funding (the main reason they're the ruler of the roost). The complete irony of it all is that there was much more access when there was a Democratic-controlled Congress. Weird, eh? I'm interested in seeing what the end result will be concerning Duncan Hunter's proposed legislation.

Thanks for the interesting info. Take care,

BooRunner (Ed)
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2000, 10:50 AM
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Re: Help Rep. Hunter get our dunes back!

boorunner--don't forget, the prez has veto power over the congress. "Checks and balances"--remember high school civics?

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2000, 12:57 PM
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Re: Help Rep. Hunter get our dunes back!

Hi Bluesky,

I know that all too well - veto power. But with a 2/3 majority, you have the veto override - hence, Congress rules the roost over the prez, albeit in those few instances when a 2/3 vote occurs. I realize the Republican controlled Congress is not 2/3 Republican, but it has passed several important, Republican sponsored bills in the last 5 years without the threat of veto - the strict, Immigration amendments in 96 and 97 are examples of that. Also, not all bills are passed by party lines. Repubs and Dems often cross party lines to vote on a measure and get the bill passed. This is why I argue that Congress rules the roost. Aside from that, though, I find it ironic that under a Democratic controlled Congress, there were no access issues as are found today with respect to public lands.

BooRunner (Ed)
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