Friday, September 03, 2004

Real Conservatives Conserve

Republican President Teddy Roosevelt (1901 to 1903) understood that "to conserve" was fundamental to "conservative." During his presidency, Roosevelt protected approximately 230,000,000 acres as National Parks, National Forests, preserves and other protection programs. (More information available at Theodore Roosevelt Association)

Since Teddy Roosevelt, every American President (Republicans and Democrats) has increased the lands protected. That is until now. During the current administration, protections have been removed from 234,000,000 acres. In four years, the Bush administration has removed protection from more land than Teddy Roosevelt protected in 8 years. (For more information click here.)


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