Category Archives: Public Domain

Socialized Land Ownership In A Democracy

Socialism exists when the government owns the factors of production — land, labor, capital and entrepreneurship. Communism and Fascism are political systems that both subscribe to socialism. I went to Vietnam because a lifetime of authoritarian indoctrination had convinced me … Continue reading

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Executive Summary excerpted from the UT TPL Legal Analysis.

Click here for the full Legal Analysis which is must reading for those of you who live in any one of the Western “public lands” states and also for those of you who are interested in an American history lesson that you … Continue reading

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Federal Negligence Leads to Catastrophic Wildfires Across the West

 Because of frivolous litigation and attempts to keep peace with extremists, our government agencies have hampered the most natural and cost-effective wildfire prevention techniques, and subsequently put the lives of ranching families like mine and others in rural communities at … Continue reading

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Can the States Seize Control of Federal Lands?

 Prior to the adoption of the 1787 Constitution, there were few provisions in law that allowed for direct federal control of lands within states. The new constitution, however, was a coup for centralizers who wished to assert more direct federal … Continue reading

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The counties that actively oppose a federal lands transfer

Commissioners fear states could reduce county power and remove public access. My hope would be that they turn the lands over to their rightful owners–the families who have lived on, worked and taken care of these lands for 4 or … Continue reading

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Secure property rights: Hold government to the law

The message terrified abusive bureaucrats: There are private rights in federal lands – vested rights, not privileges… Private rights in federal lands were recognized in an 1866 water law. It says, “… whenever, by priority of possession, rights to the … Continue reading

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Events that led up to the confrontation at the Bundy Ranch

Friends, I recently discussed the events that led up to our confrontation at Bundy Ranch with the BLM on the Western Freedom Forum podcast. I explain in detail what grazing ‘rights’ are and how they are established and how the … Continue reading

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Our Languishing Public Lands

Opponents to the Transfer of Public Lands would like you to believe that this is a new idea, promoted by right-wing extremists who somehow stand to personally benefit from the transfer. Nothing could be further from the truth. But this … Continue reading

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Press Release: American Lands Council

The game is getting a tad rough–course that shouldn’t surprise anybody. — jtl, 419 You’ve likely seen the outrageous “fraud” allegation in the Salt Lake Tribune Headline yesterday. Now you can hear both sides from the Trib Talk interview today.Learn … Continue reading

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State bills to study federal-to-state land transfers

 The argument for transfer is legally dubious… One word. Bullshit! Transfer to the state governments would be an improvement and a step in the right direction. But, the only ethical solution (and our ultimate goal) is to vest those lands … Continue reading

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