Restore the Tenth: Western States Now Want Feds, BLM Out

Friday, May 2, 2014
By Paul Martin

21st Century Wire
MAY 2, 2014

Last month’s US Federal siege at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada tore open an old American wound.

As the federal government continues to feed off of the fat of the Union, the whole issue of states’ rights is one which sends chills down the thin spines of scoliotic technocrats in Washington DC. Indeed, the Tenth Amendment clearly deliniates political powers reserved for the U.S. state governments rather than the federal government.

For decades, bureaucrats and their lawyers in Washington DC have manged to duck, dive and manipulate the US Constitution’s Tenth Amendment through a long series of legal patches, age-old statutes and civil war era deals that were struck by the federal government in order maintain the upper hand in terms eminent domain over the western United States. The Bureau of Land Management’s debacle in Bunkerville, Nevada has only accelerated the debate, as the states begin to fully realize the ramifications of allowing federal agencies to overrun state sovereignty.

Forbes correspondent Geoffery Lawrence explained:

“For those of us who call the American West our home, federal ownership of state land has riled people up for decades. Rural and city-dwelling citizens have joined with lawmakers of both parties in an ongoing effort to free up land that Congress deprived Western states in a bygone era.”

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