To be candid, I was motivated to write this piece because I was inflamed by the headlines of Trump’s pillaging of Utah's hallowed grounds. After reading numerous articles on both sides, however, I realize that the arguments are at least more nuanced than I first thought. If I was a Native American, the protection of the site soothes my soul. But if I am an unemployed miner trying to provide for my family, I cannot wait to crank up the equipment. I don’t like the idea of bureaucrats in Washington making local decisions for my community either, but when I see a picture of this breathtaking land, I am terrified that my children, and their children, won't be able to see it for themselves. This issue deserves more than just a press conference and a wave before the presidential helicopter flies defiantly over the pristine land having checked off a campaign promise. After weighing the arguments more carefully, I still side with the conservationists. All I’m saying is, once the natural land is gone, there’s no getting it back.