Wicked Commentary

The Federal Government owns millions of acres, most of it in western states and Alaska. Here’s the breakdown:

Nevada : 84.5%, Alaska: 69.1%, Utah: 57.4%, Oregon: 53.1%, Idaho: 50.2%, Arizona: 48.1%, California: 45.3%, Wyoming: 42.3%, New Mexico: 41.8%, Colorado: 36.6%

If this weren’t enough, plans have been in the making for even more land to be designated as federal land. Here’s part of a report from Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican, who is chairman of the U.S. Senate Steering Committee. To my chagrin, I have not known about this:

A secret administration memo has surfaced revealing plans for the federal government to seize more than 10 million acres from Montana to New Mexico, halting job-creating activities like ranching, forestry, mining and energy development. Worse, this land grab would dry up tax revenue that’s essential for funding schools, firehouses and community centers.

President Obama could enact the plans in this memo with just the stroke of a pen, without any input from the communities affected by it.


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Comments on: "Federal Land Grab in the Works" (16)

  1. Pepp,

    Sounds to me like their getting plenty of land to set up a lot of Gulag’s!


  2. Dave,

    Oh, I think plenty of gulags are being readied especially for us older folks. 🙂
    We are so terroristic looking with our graying hair, our walkers, our canes, and steel hips and knees.


  3. Pepp,

    LMAO!! If they really wanted to put all that land to good use, they would build more Federal Prisons. I’m so damn tired of hearing criminals not doing there full sentence, because of overcrowding. And with that in mind; they should build a big prison to hold the most important criminals in our country for life, because I believe treason is a life sentence and the prison would need to be big enough to hold Congress and our prezz! I would advocate the death penalty, but these curd are not worth the huge electrical bill and would only add greatly to our already over ballooned deficit!


    • privbullright said:

      They have Allenwood, nestled in the Alleghenies, where politicos do their time – if you want to call it that – since Watergate set the standard. Right, that’s probably not big enough for the current crop. If left to them they would build a 5-star resort complex. But then it would be pretty much like their current habitat. 🙂


      • PBR,

        You’re right about that. Those gangstas would build themselves a huge resort and most likely carry on the same kinds of criminal activities they do now. I heard Abramoff say (while promoting his new book) that if you don’t have at least $1000 to grease your rep’s palm, you can’t even get into see him/her.


    • Daveroo,

      There needs to be a very special prison for that criminal enterprise called the government. All of those people in DC, (except for a handful) need to go to a prison and have to do actual “work”.


  4. thedrpete said:

    When I have written about undoing, about wholesale cuts in government, I have consistently called for the Department of the Interior to be cut by 90%. You should now be able to see specifically why.


    • drpete,

      That’s why I want all those agencies to be cut or done away with. We don’t need most of them and a lot of them, maybe all for all I know are unconstitutional. Rand Paul’s budget would get rid of most of these bloated agencies, but like I’ve said before he can’t get anyone else to support his budget.


    • privbullright said:

      The current Dep of Interior is way off track. But let’s remember years ago they managed resources crediblylike lumber/logging, back when we paid the blls. Much of their infustructure was paid for with it.(remembering the concept of conservation) Unlike their misuse of it and the process today.


      • drpete,

        that may have been at one time, but nothing I see the feds do today is of any use to us, only abuse.


      • thedrpete said:

        If you read, privbullright, Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution — the eighteen enumerated powers — precisely where is the federal government authorized to “manage [land] resources”, whether or not credibly?


  5. If I was the governor of Alaska, I’d take back every bit of land that was not a military reservation and tell the Feds to suck it. Hell, we’d ALREADY be drilling in ANWR and anywhere we wanted to and THAT is what it is going to take to get this government under control.


    • Gunny,

      I don’t see why the States can’t use their 10th Amendment rights on some of this stuff or nullification when the feds overstep their bounds. Like ANWR, what’s up with that? Is that a designated Federal land? If so, why is it?


      • willibeaux said:

        Mrs. Pepper’awk! ANWR is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge under the jurisdiction of the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Department of Interior. There are a number of National Wildlife Refuges where oil drilling is allowed and ANWR would be no exception if Zero would get the H out of the way.

        HooRah! 🙂


  6. Pepp,

    I read a very interesting comment Buck made on Hardnox’s blog concerning the “commerce clause.” He recommended the commerce clause being at least amended due to the power it gives to the Feds to pull off a lot of the current crap we see going on right now and would return at least 90% of the power back to the states. I’m by no means an expert on our constitution and cannot recall off hand the stating of the commerce clause, but I am going to go read it and see, if I come to the same conclusion as Buck. Knowing you peppermint; you already have it memorized and could respond to my comment before I can even look up and read the commerce clause! (-:


    • Dave,

      The Commerce does not give Congress the right to do the things they are doing. They have used that clause for everything. But, if they can get away with forcing this health care mandate, then it is wide open for them to force anything on us. The SCOTUS should rule the healthcare mandate as unconstitutional but with those liberals on there, I’m sure they will not follow the Constitution.


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