Yvon Chouinard, the radical environmentalist founder of outdoor apparel company Patagonia, is suing the Trump administration for returning millions of acres of land to the people of Nevada and Utah.
On his way out the door in early 2017, then President Obama issued an executive order designating the Bears Ears National Monument over objections by the Utah government and congressional delegation. Obama’s order also designated the Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada. The designation, which was essentially a land-grab by the federal government, severely restricts recreational and economic use of the land, such as livestock grazing and timber harvesting.
Last week, President Trump announced the reduction of the size of Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante monument, which was established by President Clinton, and the return those lands to state control. That’s when Chouinard went apoplectic telling CNN:
I’m going to sue him.
It seems the only thing this administration understands is lawsuits.
This government is evil and I’m not going to sit back and let evil win.
Yet, Chouinard ignores the true “evil” perpetuated on millions of innocent lives by his company’s direct financial support for Planned Parenthood.
Earlier this year, 2ndVote uncovered Patagonia’s contributions to the nation’s largest abortion provider. The most recent available forms filed with the IRS show Patagonia donated $12,000 to Planned Parenthood Federation of America and $12,000 to Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties. Our research found an additional $67,000 in donations in the three years prior (2012, 2013, 2014).
Chouinard’s hyperbole illustrates the left’s moral bankruptcy. The condemnation of federal land policy in the harshest terms while giving Planned Parenthood’s abortion business a pass, and financial support for that matter, demonstrates a a clear failure to grasp what is truly evil. At worst, Chouinard willfully chooses cognitive dissonance over moral equivalence.
This article was originally published at 2ndVote.com.
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