Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Help Me Understand

The Constitution allows the central government to own and control lands within several states only for “erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dock-yards and other needful buildings,” and then only when “purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be.”
So, why are those in the cattle industry routinely kicked off of deserted desert landscape, where only livestock and cowboys can exist? I'm talking about the only people who even want to maintain this land? These men and women, pay their usage fees to the federal government, maintain their allotments and can still be kicked off at any time because someone who has never set foot on the land might want to see it one day. Well, we don't mind you visiting these public lands- but we're also the public and we plan to use the public lands too. In case you were wondering, the improvements on public lands are possible only through the pockets of ranchers themselves. Please consider this next time you dip your water bottle into a water trough full of cold refreshment.
And, furthermore, what are these cattle (who have been using this same land for hundreds of years) doing to this land - You ask? Nothing, they are not damaging the land, they are not bulldozing cactus, they are not stepping on turtles, they are only existing as our government intended.
It is funny to me, that a government who once gave western lands to anyone who would homestead...Now wants that land back. In the court of law, can you have back a gift you gave to an ex-girlfriend? NO! Same here guys...You can't just take it back! You wanted the cattlemen and the ranchers on these lands...Here they are! Prepared to stay!
After all, who settled the west and made this land what it is today?
Thanks to Vin Suprynowicz for supporting Americans and their rights. Please google his name if you would like to read a few articles of his.

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