Barack Obama's Job-Killing
Western Land Grab Moves Forward
Perhaps, Ken Salazar should turn in his cowboy hat for a Simon Le Gree waxed moustache? Mr. Obama and Mr. Salazar, his Secretary of the Interior, are poised to steal usage of vast tracts of land (13 million acres?) from a dozen western states by placing huge amounts of acreage under stricter federal government control by naming them "national monuments." This dramatic job-killing Bureau of Land Management measure aimed at eliminating private grazing, private mineral development, etc. amounts to a horrific theft of resources and most importantly jobs and income for Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana and one of the grossest single violations of the Constitution’s 10th Amendment yet in a string of unending raids on states’ rights and individual rights raids since Obama became president.
The federal government has long forced an unwelcome “erotic relationship” upon the western states. While public land in some smaller eastern states might amount to a whopping 2% of total land area; and average about 7% in the lands just west of the Mississippi . . . a total of 28% of all the country’s land is owned by the federal government. Today several far western states find over 50% of the land inside their borders is owned and controlled by the feds. States have exercised some right to control usage and gained income, jobs and mineral resources as a right. The recent Obama-Salazar effort will amount to just one more sabotage of the 10th Amendment and betrayal of the individual western states in the name of Big Brother Obama’s Ever-Growing Bigger Government.
Ya'all live long, strong and ornery,