Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Renaming Mount McKinley Shows Obama's Inconsistency

As President Obama flies off to Alaska, an editorial in the Washington Examiner notes his inconsistency when it comes to honoring local wishes.  In changing the name of Mount McKinley, the highest peak in North America, back to the native Denali, Obama gave many Alaskans something they have been seeking for several decades.  But as the editorial points out, he and his administration have not always been so respectful toward the locals.
If Obama would go this far to honor local wishes — stripping honor from a war hero and predecessor who was murdered in office — perhaps he could consider honoring those wishes when there are matters of actual substance at stake. For example, Alaskans have unsuccessfully sought for decades to exploit certain oil resources that exist in their state.
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