Nevada range war: Western states move to take over federal land
The fight over Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cows grazing illegally on federal land is a symbol of a much larger issue: control of land in western states, where the federal government is dominant.
Like a mustang tied to a fence post, many westerners for years have resisted Uncle Sam’s control of land they say more properly belongs to states or counties – or to nobody at all except the ranchers, miners, and loggers who work the land for its natural resources.
The tussle over Cliven Bundy’s 400 cows – grazing on federal land, although he refuses to pay the required fees now amounting to more than $1 million – sharpens this debate, which has featured state legislators, county officials, environmentalists, and federal judges (all of whom have ruled against Mr. Bundy).
In Salt Lake City Friday, representatives from Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington met for a “Legislative Summit on the Transfer of Public Lands.” SOURCE
The controversy brought on by the Bureau of Land Management against Cliven Bundy has stirred a lot of emotions for many American Patriots.
While I fear that Mr. Bundy may indeed be breaking the law as it is written and as it was adjudicated. I also know in my heart that not ALL laws are right and just.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
While this may not be a true Tenth Amendment issue, I do believe that it IS a States Rights issue, and it is my belief that the STATES have to be the governing source of the people while the Federal government takes a seriously limited role.
Let’s face facts; the Federal government has become far too big, far too invasive and has a tendency to want to *run our lives* for us, in nearly every way. That is NOT what the Founding Fathers had in mind regarding the purpose of the Federal government and as to what its duty to We, The People really is.
The Purpose of the U.S. Government per the Constitution as it is intended:
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”.
I don’t know about you, but in my mind’s eye I see a very definitive explanation of what the U.S. government is supposed to do for this nation and our people and I see an explicit definition OF those duties.
Yes, the United States has grown over the years and times have changed, but the intent of the Constitution is still right and just, it remains a nearly perfect document, written by men that were visionaries far ahead of their time.
The true intent of the Founders is obvious; the Federal government is intended to take a very limited role in the governance of individual states. In other words, Washington needs to pull their nose out of OUR business, do the job they were intended to do and relegate themselves to a *background* presence, one that is not dictatorial, pervasive or invasive.
It is time for the American people to stand and take this nation back.
If that can’t be done, if the Continental United State can’t become truly UNITED, then it’s time for Western States, Texas and the Old South to break away and be their own nations, allied to each other for the good of all, the defense of our new states and/or Republics and to allow We, The People to once again live free, out from under the thumb of some anti-American, Socialist Muslim Kenyan that has no business being in office to begin with!
Put that on your *Domestic Terrorist List* Obama!
In the spirit of our Founders, I am NOT afraid to speak my mind, speak the truth, to stand for freedom and to fight for this nation as a whole, or to form a NEW nation if left with no other choice.
If that makes me a Domestic Terrorist then I will wear that name as a Badge of Honor.
P.S. A belated Happy Easter to one and all, I was not on the blog and had limited access to Facebook and email!