In a recent article (Community Voices: We need to fight for our land, Dec. 26), archaeologist Gillian Wong stated that, "President Trump has ignored section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and the cuts to public lands in Utah ignored the Antiquities Act, signed by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906."

I agree, this is wrong and Trump should reconsider his decision. People from around the world enjoy our historic monuments because they are rare. Historic land, under the direction of the National Park Service, must be protected because once it is developed it can never be returned to its natural state.

Acts of preservation, put in place by our nation's government, make the federal government responsible for the protection of our historic landmarks.

Our current president is the protector of big business, and developer friendly, but he should take his new job seriously and protect our national monuments. This might be a fast-paced world, but we should never forget our history and those who paved the way for us.

Kevin Aleman

Bakersfield