Oped By Stan Green April 28th, 2014
Cliven Bundy refuses to pay the BLM grazing fees. He claims that the BLM does not own the land. At first this sounds preposterous, but further examination reveals that he knows what he is talking about.
on 4-23-14 judge Andrew P. Naplitano stated on the Hannity / Fox show that the BLM claims on public lands is unconstitutional. There is no provision of government ownership on public lands. Grazing fees are illegal.
“Perhaps the most important factor in the escalating showdown, though, is the U.S. Constitution — the contract whereby state governments delegated certain limited powers to the federal government. In Article I, Section 8, the American people, acting through their sovereign states, granted this authority to their agent: “To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings.In other words, the federal government’s purported claims of jurisdiction over an estimated one-third of America’s landmass are brazenly unconstitutional. Whether federal courts are willing to concede that should be irrelevant — the language of the Constitution is clear, and there is no need for “interpretation” by federal supremacists in the federal judiciary.” (From An Article by Alex Newman, thenewamerican.com)
Other legitimate uses of public lands include post offices roads, but the bulk of it is off limits to “The Gov”.
To change this law, the Constitution must be amended and it has not been. The BLM is unconstitutional and the BLM thugs need to be fired. The Federal Judge who ruled against the Constitution and Mr. Bundy should be declared “persona non grata” as he is being deported.
Its time that a citizens committee was formed to determine the best use of public lands. No longer can “The Gov’ be trusted with such an important matter.
The issue highlights the importance of our plans for the Fourth of July. It is quite possibly that homesteading will be reconstituted. Maybe you will have a place of your own.
-United We Stand Divided We Fall-