What else would a natural gas spokesman say. He needs to convince the coal lobby
not the governors.
'Federal control of lands is bad', Utah's governor Herbert tells
Secretary Jewell.The ownership and control of everything by the
Federal Government is the ultimate monopoly.That was the dream of
Karl Marx. It is also the dream of Wall street Bankers who float
all the bonds that underwrite government spending programs and take their
percentage on every dollar of BIG government debt.
The key words here for Iron&Clay and Gov. Herbert and the rest of the
extraction cabal are "federal lands". They were federal lands before
the state of Utah ever existed and as federal lands ALL the citizens of our
nation have legitimate concerns regarding how our national heritage is used.
Citizens in Chicago, Miami, Boston and everywhere in between have just as much
right to offer their concerns over the use of federal lands as do the citizens
of Utah. Simply living closer to the federal lands of the west does not give
westerners two votes.Plus, I doubt that Gov. Herbert and the rest of
the legislature understand just how much it costs to take care of the federal
land in Utah. If the citizens of Utah had the real data on costs they'd
give up any claims to federal lands in a heartbeat.
Hmm? The folks who caused a national debt equal to $175,000 for every man,
woman, and child in America,--wants to control our lands?This is
like a burglar guarding a bank, or a wolf protecting the chicken coup.
States are not counties of the Federal Government. States are not
"owned" by the Federal Government. Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17
designated a "District" that would be independent from any State which
was to be the seat of the Federal Government so that no State could control the
Federal Government. That "district" is not to be more than ten miles
square. The States were required to NOT control the seat of the
Federal government. The Constitution has never allowed the federal government
to control any land inside any State (except for military bases). Unless
something is specifically enumerated in the Constitution, it is left to the
States or to the people.The wilderness areas of any State belongs to
that State, not to the Federal Government. Management of those lands is the duty
of the State not of the Federal Government.
Is she joking? Of course it is a bad thing. I don't see why states like
Utah and Nevada, with huge amounts of federal land, have to put up with federal
hand-tying while other states have much more control over what they do with
their own state resources.We Utahns know how to manage our
resources, and how it will affect our communities, better than a set of
bureaucrats in Washington ever will. Keep up the fight Gov. Herbert,
we appreciate it.
There's just one problem, here, federal officer, and that is, the FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT has very limited power to own land. So uphold your Constitutional
OATH and divest yourself of your unjust land holdings. This isn't some
collectivist society where you get to dictate to the States what they can and
cannot do with their own land.READ YOUR CONSTITUTION and then renew
Thomas Jefferson, as well as many more contemporary leaders, said and say that
the closer a governmental entity is to the people, the more effective it will
be. Of course that means that the local people should be involved, and too often
they are not. However, just because we are too lazy to govern ourselves and be
stewards over our resources, doesn't mean the federal government is able to
do it well. As others have commented, we have a national debt that is beyond
comprehension, our government is riddled with dishonesty and poor judgment and
Sally Jewell is not using good common sense. Unfortunately, common sense is in
short supply, especially at high levels.
Aside from maybe the kleptocrats who run Chicago, and the runaway spenders in
California, I cannot think of any government entity that does a worse job
mismanaging their area of responsibility than the federal government.Worse than their management skills are the levels of openness and honesty
which are abysmal in so many of the policy making levels of the federal
government.Ms. Jewell did a good job running a sporting goods
company that catered to the elite, politically correct outdoors types. However,
she and the environmental extremists running the Department of the Interior are
pursing an activist agenda contrary to the interests and needs of current and
future westerners and people who believe in responsible growth and improvement
of man's condition on this earth.When Congress and the feds
have their enclave of the District of Columbia running as a model of efficiency
and progress, then you can tell us to give you a chance to run the west. Until
then, let the people closest to the land take care of it. Even if it makes some
hikers from the liberal coasts unhappy.
re: worf June 28Yet, people keep voting for POTUS candidates w/ Ivy
League educations who get an Lion's share of their campaigning War Chest
from Wall St. It was Jesse James who said its easier to own a bank
than to rob one.
First land the fed should SELL Back to Utah should be Hill AF Base Then Dugway,
how about that new facility at Camp Williams dirty fed money all of
it…right?The goal in privatizing everything is to give the 1%
something else to own.They're running out of things to spend their
money on in their, and their grandchildren's foreseeable future. Herbert already gave handed out our stream and river right aways, to his
sponsors, so we know what to expect.Greed as a party platform will
only garner the greedy