Skip to comments.Ken Ivory speaks about inequitable treatment of Western States
Posted on 11/20/2012 2:34:13 PM PST by marsh2
In a (video) presentation to the Nevada Association of Counties, Representative Ken Ivory (American Lands Council) talks about the inequitable treatment of the States West of the Mississippi by federal failure to dispose of the public lands into private ownership as promised in State Enabling Acts.
Ivory/ALC proposes legislation to return lands to the Western States for lease or disposal into private ownership. Sale could provide revenue to discharge the National Debt.
Stop voting for numbnuts like Harry Reid, and maybe things will improve.
This was the normal course of events ~
Hold on a minute:
Where did the Feds PAY for this land in the first place?
Who were the ‘sellers’???
I think the Feds should just back off all the land on which they hold control and turn that control back over to the individual states.
I am pretty sure that NO SALE ever occurred, so there should be no ‘sale’ back to the states or privte citizens.
Only where it can be proven that an actual sale occurred from a private citizen or a state to the Feds, should there be a ‘re-purchase’.
Here in Nevada, the Feds control over 87% of the land mass. That is 87% that doesn’t pay a dime in property taxes and is basically under-productive. Ranchers that hold decades old graxing leases re under constant battles with the National Forest Service & the Bureau of Land Management.
There is a lawsuit that has raged on since 1991 against the Federal government by a rancher’s family near the middle of Nevada. There have been numerous decisions against the Feds and against employees of the FS and the BLM individually.
Up to now, the Feds owe this ranching family over $14 million plus penalties and interest.
It will probably end up in the Supreme Court, and this family has won every round so far.
Get the Winter 2013 copy of Range magazine and read it for yourself. Wayne Hage family lawsuit(s).
Spanish, Mexican, British, French and other property claims advanced by private parties were recognized and the feds began selling land almost immediately.
Nevada never owned Nevada!