While thousands of Americans in hundreds of cities protested the border surge which is a direct result of President Barack Obama’s executive order that bypassed Congress to implement the DREAM Act in 2012, the Kentucky League of the South was protesting a more recent executive order in Prestonburg and Pikeville, KY that has imposed the equivalent of Cap-and-Trade on Appalachia.
Federal regulations of the coal industry have already destroyed thousands of Southern jobs in eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. Obama’s new executive order is so bad and promises to make an already bleak unemployment situation even worse that even Democrats in Kentucky and West Virginia have denounced it.
League members held signs that said “Feds Out of Kentucky” and “Support Kentucky Coal Miners.” The response from the public was overwhelmingly positive. Kentuckians are livid about Obama’s War on Coal and this issue highlights how Washington is destroying Southern jobs and lowering living standards in Appalachia.