Except that Carter didn’t assume the presidency until January 20, 1977.
Good catch. Found this:
FLPMA was then
signed by the President on October 21,1976
That would make President Ford the signer.
The Sagebrush Rebellion didn’t hit the papers & magazine covers ‘till spring of 1978.
About the same time as Howard Jarvis & his tax revolt.
Same year as the Bakke decision against quotas.
And in 1978 the `Equal Rights Amendment’ failed to achieve ratification & went down in flames.
Jimmah Carter still had more than two years left to screw this country up, & he did. But Ronald Reagan was ready & waiting in the wings. 1980 was sweet victory.