Skip to comments.Obama’s Waning Days Of Power Grow The Government By 1.5 Million Acres
Posted on 01/15/2017 7:02:18 AM PST by Twotone
Thomas Jefferson acquired 530 million acres for $15 million and, under the Constitution, relinquished the vast majority of it to newly created states and their people- and changed the world.
Outgoing President Barack Obama has now locked up 553 million acres as national monuments, in disregard of the Constitution and the equal protection of law, leaving western states and their people with burning forests, polluted air, devastated water supplies, blocked off access, underfunded schools and dead communities- and also changed the world.
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Trump should release it all. Just keep enough land to sell off for oil leases, preferably in blue states.
Stroke of Trump's pen....all of it is returned to the States.
End this agenda 21 sustainable globalist scam nightmare. Return all the land to the states now!
That these state legislatures sit and silently suck their thumbs while Obama steals their land is unbelievable! Texas fights the feds every time it wants to claim OUR land along the Red River border with OK. We were a country, and these were the borders agreed upon in 1845 at annexation, so keepa you hands OFF!!!
Stealing property is a well documented virtue in Chicago organized crime.
Yes, what Obama did with his phone & his pen can be UNDONE with Trump’s. But that means the next Marxist president can come along & RE-DO the same nonsense. The only solution is for the federal gov’t to get ALL the land back to the states (aside from legitimate constitutional military bases & buildings) once & for all. Including an end to the many departments that supposedly manage them. Trump waffled a bit during the campaign, first saying that the feds should protect the land. Then he made comments about the feds abusing ranchers in Nevada & Oregon. We need consistency here.
If the current batch of elected congress critters (& Trump) won’t take the necessary actions to release all lands, then the states need to push the Article V Convention & force the issue.
would be nice if Trump put much of the land up for sale
>would be nice if Trump put much of the land up for sale
Sale? It’s up to the State for in which it resides; it was *never* Fedzilla’s to do with as it pleases, the ‘Antiquity’ act\law being as illegal\uncon as 99.9% of the last 100yrs+ out of D.C.
No, it shouldn't be put up for sale, it should be returned to the states from which it was stolen.
States should control their own lands, and be able to use the resources to bolster their economies. But OTOH, as a sportsman who's lived in a state with an abundance of public lands (Idaho), and many that had very little public land (most recently Texas), I'd have to caution against the wholesale selling off of newly-acquired land to private interests.
There's a lot to be said for not having get permission from a landowner to hunt on his land, or bumping into other hunters every five steps on tiny WMAs, such as they have in most Eastern and Southern states. In Idaho, literally all you have to do is get your required licenses and tags, then find some NFS or BLM land, and you're hunting.
Rotating leases may be the way to go, as long as timber and mining companies restore the areas before they move on to the next. If something like this is in the cards under the Trump administration, I applaud it. But sportsmen have to be wary and active, pounding their state legislators, if they want to ensure they still have a place to hunt.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Agreed. President Trump should reverse every single one of those declarations.
you are4 correct- i misspoke- hopefully trump will give the land back to the states- The problem with government ownership of any kind though is that it severely restricts usage- but the risk as you point out, of private is that it gets shut off completely-
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