The legal battle will be long, expensive and complex, but the ethical issue is short and simple. Preservation of these lands is a moral issue, not a political, legal or economic issue. While formal religion doesnâ€™t engage me very much, when I see these natural treasures I see and feel the force of the divine. They are awe inspiring and, frankly, if you are not moved by them, you cannot possibly be looking at them. We have a moral responsibility to leave these places the way we have found them so that our children and their childrenâ€™s children can see them and revel in their presence as we have. Trumpâ€™s destruction of national monuments is unethical, immoral and, sadly, short-sighted. We owe it to our children to stop him.