Western States Meeting to Discuss Reclaiming Fed-Grabbed Land

rangewarFox News reports that officials from nine western states met on Friday to discuss taking action on a problem that has long dogged states west of the Mississippi and that has remained front-and-center in the states’ rights debate for ALL states.  That debate, which has simmered for decades between a greedy federal government eager to control as much land as possible (now including over 80% of the entire state of Nevada) and states anxious to express their sovereign rights granted by the U.S. Constitution and other founding documents.

bundy5The extraordinary meeting of state officials, which took place in Salt Lake City yesterday, seemed almost revolutionary in scope.  Although none of the states have moved as far or as fast as Utah, which has passed a measure demanding that the federal government release all claims to lands in Utah, everyone agrees that the momentum of the discussion is accelerating.  That momentum is not directly a result of the “Bundy stand-off” in Nevada last week, and it began long before that event, but there’s no question the movement has gained from the success of that peaceful stand-off, which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid nevertheless called an act of “domestic terrorists.”

As Utah state Rep. Ken Ivory told reporters on Friday, “It’s simply time” for action on these initiatives.  “The urgency is now.”  That determination among previously reticent lawmakers is vindication for those who supported the Nevada ranchers last week and a rebuke for those who insisted that it was a mistake and that it “wasn’t the right time.

Read more at Fox News.

 

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6 Responses to Western States Meeting to Discuss Reclaiming Fed-Grabbed Land

  1. Next up! We the People need to meet up and demand an end to “Land Tax” because it is wrong! We as American Citizens have the right to own (without the fear of government taking away) our land! when we have paid the price of ownership to own what we’ve worked hard to earn. Land tax is wrong! I understand road, water, wehicle, sewer, or whatever other “public/private” utility you “choose” to be a p0art of is fine by me BUT your land should always be just that, YOURS! when your parents have. worked hard all their lives and paid off their property the state should have no rights to impose a tax on something they do not own and decide to raise the tax on your property, becuase some magnates bought and built a kingdom next to yours, and you can no longer afford to pay their imposed tax on YOUR property. This is just plain wrong!

    • zmalfoy says:

      Agreed. Hell, I’d say all “property” taxes are an immoral abomination that need to be gotten rid of!

      But, let’s start by kicking the feds off state land. While I love national parks, and do think that there should be some select places that should remain undeveloped and wild (because of both Beauty and Hunting desires)–there’s a whole lotta land that doesn’t need to be “federally protected”.

      Also, the EPA needs to be annihilated. Jes sayin

  2. rosalindj says:

    These folks caved, so it’s too late for them. Isn’t corruption fun? It’s good to be king. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/16/colo-eminent-domain-case-settled-with-115000-sale/

    • God, I hate local governments. They seem to exist to squash everything in their paths. Breck is a bad one, too. They once bought a whole fleet of Land Rovers as police cars and staff vehicles. Huge criticism, but they didn’t care. Assholes.

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