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Western state officials: Take control of federal lands within states
Idaho State Journal ^ | April 19, 2014 | AP

Posted on 04/19/2014 9:10:43 AM PDT by ponygirl

Edited 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.


(Excerpt) Read more at idahostatejournal.com ...


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americanwest; blm; bundy; bundyranch; federallands
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It's time.
1 posted on 04/19/2014 9:10:43 AM PDT by ponygirl
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To: ponygirl

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/104/hr3769/text


2 posted on 04/19/2014 9:13:10 AM PDT by crz
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To: ponygirl

The Calf That Roared


3 posted on 04/19/2014 9:13:53 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: ponygirl

Yes!


4 posted on 04/19/2014 9:14:06 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: ponygirl

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.


5 posted on 04/19/2014 9:16:19 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: ponygirl

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.


6 posted on 04/19/2014 9:17:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ponygirl
There was a reason for forming states and self governing was the biggest part of it.

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!!

7 posted on 04/19/2014 9:18:23 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ponygirl

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.


8 posted on 04/19/2014 9:19:52 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: ponygirl

The king is not about to give up his forest without a fight...


9 posted on 04/19/2014 9:24:50 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: ponygirl

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.


10 posted on 04/19/2014 9:26:44 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Sacajaweau

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?


11 posted on 04/19/2014 9:28:35 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (There's no there there.)
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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.


12 posted on 04/19/2014 9:30:15 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: ponygirl
The BLM needs to be replaced with a consortium of RealtorsTM.
13 posted on 04/19/2014 9:30:19 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: ponygirl

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.


14 posted on 04/19/2014 9:33:06 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: lonevoice

Right on! This is a big step in the right direction.


15 posted on 04/19/2014 9:35:01 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: ponygirl; All
well, the "federals" have (basically) declared war;
"On the US Constitution/BoR, by denying the right to
private property and the pursue of happiness"

w/the actions of the BLM/"Rustler" Reid et.al.

16 posted on 04/19/2014 9:37:48 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. Cattlegate..0'Caligula / 0'Reid? ;-)
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To: ponygirl

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.


17 posted on 04/19/2014 9:37:53 AM PDT by crz
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To: dowcaet

Then Rory Reid would be waiting in the wings to continue the self serving corruption.


18 posted on 04/19/2014 9:39:10 AM PDT by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: chris37
yeah..reference: the 10th Admt. to the Bill of Rights.

19 posted on 04/19/2014 9:39:38 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. Cattlegate..0'Caligula / 0'Reid? ;-)
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To: ponygirl
It's time.

Long past time. Let's do it people!

20 posted on 04/19/2014 9:40:02 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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