Skip to comments.Western state officials: Take control of federal lands within states
Posted on 04/19/2014 9:10:43 AM PDT by ponygirlEdited on 04/19/2014 9:19:27 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ó Officials from nine Western states say itís time they take control of federal lands within their borders.
The lawmakers and county commissioners met at Utahís Capitol on Friday to discuss their joint goal of wresting oil-, timber- and mineral-rich lands away from the feds.
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The Calf That Roared
It’s time for the states to take control of everything the federal government has put its tentacles into.
It has abused its power so thoroughly. It is now time for it to be rendered powerless.
We need to say the same here in the east as well. They aren’t taking big chunks like out west but 50 acres here and 100 acres there are adding up.
As Towns grew, the local people took care of matters as needed.
The Feds were to protect us, deal with foreign powers and coin money.
In 1790, the Feds stole the states right to deal with the Indians...and caused all kinds of havoc.
Now, the Feds are into every damn thing. School lunch programs is a good example of Feds gone crazy!!
It’s rather perverse that the feds get money from the use of these lands and then consider it “red state welfare” when they give a portion of it back.
The king is not about to give up his forest without a fight...
Kick the feds out of the west, take our states back! EVERYTHING the federal government touches devolves into a corrupted, greed fueled train wreck, where the people end up being the losers.
Since we are now so indebted to foreign nations (China)by borrowing so much money, does the Federal government put these lands up as collateral, and then allow it to be sold to lower our debt?
The Roosevelt era (Teddy)...was the period where this protection of the new western states started to take place. It is true...most states had mafia-like politics in place and probably at that point in time...needed some federal protection. Since the 1960s....I’d say that this gimmick is mostly done and it’s more likely to find mafia-like politics at the national level....than at the state-level.
My humble guess is that there will be some rush now to proclaim twenty-odd new national parks....but beyond that...the ninety-percent of federal property out there....ought to revert back to the states and be put up for auction.
When you ask who would be better stewards of our lands in the west, the feds or the states, just remember Harry Reid. That one name alone should convince you the feds need to cede control back th the states.
Right on! This is a big step in the right direction.
ALL federal lands should be brought back to local control. The BLM and USFS lands to the counties, and the park system to the states.
If the BLM and USFS lands are given to the states, you can deal with the cesspool blackhole that is your state capital. If given to the counties, you can get right smack into the faces of the county authorities.
Then Rory Reid would be waiting in the wings to continue the self serving corruption.
Long past time. Let's do it people!