Western Lands -- Ranching and Tyranny
Many of you have read about an ongoing dispute in Nevada between BLM and a rancher named Bundy. The BLM has waged an ongoing program to extinguish historic grazing rights on western lands. Under the Clinton regime the federal government claimed arbitrary authority to control cattle ranching in order to create open range for migratory animals. One tactic they used was to set limits on the number of cattle that ranchers could graze on historic open range, and then to reduce the number of allowed cattle to below an economic number. Concurrently the government created a license fee and raised it so high that it was also uneconomic. Both tactics effectively drove off almost all western ranchers.
If you review the government authority the US Federal government has NO AUTHORITY to retain vast areas of land in western states. It is in open and notorious violation of the constitution. All land acquired (another questionable over reach under the Constitution) was only administered by the federal government until States could be approved. ALL the western lands should have been turned over to the States
The Federal Government has illegally and criminally continued to claim ownership to the majority of land in many western states (but not eastern states). In New Mexico, for example, only about 10% of land is allowed for the residents of New Mexico and the State of New Mexico.
A Colorado Law Review article Federal Land Retention and the Constitution's Property Clause: The Original Understanding, by Robert Natelson, was published in Western lands in 2005.
Most Nevada ranchers have been driven out of business by criminal government over reaching tyranny. The lands belong to our states.
Of course the Democrap party and their socialist propaganda medial (AP, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, PBS, etc.) won't talk about any of real issues. They prefer to demonize Mr. Bundy for pretend racism because that feeds their anti-white racist agenda (in an election year) as well as supporting government tyranny.