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BREAKING: Utah Turns the Tables… Takes Land from Feds
Capitalism Institute ^ | 5/7/2014 | MICHAEL CANTRELL

Posted on 05/08/2014 1:33:11 PM PDT by Beave Meister

With the Cliven Bundy story still fresh on the minds of many Americans, it’s a shock to see a state government turn the tides on the federal government by passing legislation that demands it hand over control of 30 million acres of land.

It’s become commonplace to see news stories of the opposite phenomenon, as the federal government, working through the Bureau of Land Management, has time and again trampled on the private property rights of its citizens and claimed lands for itself. This is not the case in Utah.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill earlier this year that strips massive acreage of land from the overreaching hands of the federal government to help build the state’s economy and resources. Of course, not everyone seems to be happy about the land going back into the hands of its rightful owners.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: blm; bundy; clivenbundy; federalgovernment; federalland; feds; garyherbert; landgrab; liberals; obama; utah; utahland
It is in the constitution after all....
1 posted on 05/08/2014 1:33:12 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

bump


2 posted on 05/08/2014 1:37:24 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Beave Meister

Cool. I’ll be watching to see how this turns out.


3 posted on 05/08/2014 1:39:12 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Beave Meister
Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill earlier this year that strips massive acreage of land from the overreaching hands of the federal government to help build the state’s economy and resources. Of course, not everyone seems to be happy about the land going back into the hands of its rightful owners.

PFL

4 posted on 05/08/2014 1:44:03 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Beave Meister

Great news!


5 posted on 05/08/2014 1:44:40 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Beave Meister

It’s about time.


6 posted on 05/08/2014 1:55:24 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: Beave Meister

Cliven, now this, etc.. These are first salvos in the early stages of Civil War II / American Rev II.


7 posted on 05/08/2014 2:02:10 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Beave Meister

They said they were going to do that. I hope they take it all!


8 posted on 05/08/2014 2:04:06 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Kenny

What’s the federal government doing with all this land anyway? It’s fallow. The only legitimate land needs of the federal government are those required for military bases, which ain’t a whole lot. I don’t have the numbers but it has been stated many times that the federal government could pay off or pay down the debt by auctioning or selling federal property. President Reagan’s Interior Secretary, James Watt, suggested it and was it was dismissed out of hand. But that’s when the deficit was but a small fraction of today’s. I am sure there would be thousands of people interested in buying it up and putting it to good use. If properly managed, there’s no reason such a program could not be used to relieve at least a portion of the public debt being placed on the young and unborn.


9 posted on 05/08/2014 2:05:31 PM PDT by huckfillary
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Unfortunately, the evil in the left that has bred a nation of needy government suckers and power hungry politians, will die rather than give up their ill gotten gains.


10 posted on 05/08/2014 2:07:36 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: CivilWarBrewing

——These are first salvos in the early stages of Civil War II / American Rev II.-——

The next revolution isn’t going to be like the first one...think more along the lines of the French Revolution.....

Very different....


11 posted on 05/08/2014 2:08:41 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: All
BUMP TO THE TOP!

12 posted on 05/08/2014 2:16:44 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: Beave Meister

Time for Utah to take back the Grand Staircase that Bill Clinton confiscated.


13 posted on 05/08/2014 2:16:51 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Beave Meister

Interesting.


14 posted on 05/08/2014 2:21:50 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: All

Hurrah!!!


15 posted on 05/08/2014 2:30:11 PM PDT by veracious
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To: Beave Meister

more to follow soon I hope!


16 posted on 05/08/2014 2:31:08 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: Beave Meister

The article cited is woefully lacking in details about the legislation. I did a search and found what I think this article is referring to. Is it this - http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/24/us-utah-lands-idUSBRE82N03420120324 ? That’s two years old. Hardly breaking news. Moreover, the state is not grabbing land back. They are demanding that the federal government give it back or they are going to sue. Well, good luck with that!


17 posted on 05/08/2014 2:33:33 PM PDT by ConstantSkeptic (Be careful about preconceptions)
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To: Beave Meister

Ah, Haley vs. United States. Haley: 7, United States: nothing. You see, it can be done!

18 posted on 05/08/2014 2:35:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Beave Meister

Yes, it is about time a state was brave enough to stand up for this.


19 posted on 05/08/2014 2:38:19 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Beave Meister
Finally! the federal government has to give all that land to states and private owners. the federal gov owns 86% of the land in Nevada. that is socialism.


20 posted on 05/08/2014 2:38:25 PM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Beave Meister

Misleading headline. That is not what the statute does.


21 posted on 05/08/2014 2:41:51 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: huckfillary

They sure railroaded Watt, he definitely wasn’t PC.


22 posted on 05/08/2014 2:44:24 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

If you look at TFR (total fertility rate) by state, Utah is in the lead by 2.4 kids per woman. In the Northeast, it is around 1.5 kids per woman. Utah has a growing population and about two thirds of the state in federal lockdown. They literally need the room for their growing population.


23 posted on 05/08/2014 2:48:40 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: CivilWarBrewing

There are those who’ve been saying for decades that the next civil war will be about water rights. It will be about water and land rights, for starters.


24 posted on 05/08/2014 2:49:03 PM PDT by grania
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To: Beave Meister

Wait till you see what Maine does on June13, 2018, the day after the secession vote. And we will keep pushing.


25 posted on 05/08/2014 2:55:23 PM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: tiki

http://business.time.com/2013/02/05/the-federal-governments-128-trillion-stockpile-the-answer-to-our-debt-problems/

Here’s what I’m talking about. That land (and buildings and other assets) the feds are sitting on is worth trillions. That’s trillions with a T. Auction it or sell it and we’re debt free. It’s a no-brainer.


26 posted on 05/08/2014 3:07:59 PM PDT by huckfillary
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To: huckfillary

How about trading the US debt with Yellowstone Park? It’s going to blow up eventually. ;)


27 posted on 05/08/2014 3:59:17 PM PDT by Does so ("Miranda Warnings" and loss of "Common-Law Marriage" = 2 Big Mistakes...)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

I wouldn’t get all hepped up....


28 posted on 05/08/2014 4:10:09 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Osage Orange

Hyped,,,,?


29 posted on 05/08/2014 5:35:13 PM PDT by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: Big Red Badger
Naw...hepped!!!

LOL!!

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hepped%20up

30 posted on 05/08/2014 5:58:18 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: huckfillary

If they sold it off, thousands of bureaucrats would lose dominion over property they don’t own themselves. What’s the use of being an administrator if you don’t have anything to administrate?


31 posted on 05/08/2014 8:09:30 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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