In yet another turn of events indicative of Obama’s tactics, the Commander-in-Chief has stooped to issuing yet another Executive Order in order to bypass Congress. The order, as so many before it, was in no way a change to the executive branch as it ultimately legalized the BLM’s authority to snatch private land.
The federal ownership of land has come to the forefront of national debate ever since the Bureau of Land Management decided they were going to flex their muscles in Nevada and try to kick a long-time rancher off of public lands.
The land grab has lawmakers questioning whether or not what the BLM is doing has been legal or not, with others wondering if the federal government should even own property to begin with. The West is largely owned by the federal government, with up to 80% of some states not being theirs. Leaked documents from 2010 outline how it plans to take even more land from states under various congressional acts.
(BLM Now Moving To Confiscate 90,000 Acres Of Private Property)
Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus, today announced that he recently obtained the preceding 14 pages previously missing from an internal Department of Interior (DOI) memo leaked last February. The original document obtained in February by Bishop detailed planning within the DOI to use the Antiquities Act to potentially designate up to 13 million acres throughout the West as new national monuments. The newly obtained 14 pages further detail plans within the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to completely overhaul the way federal lands are managed in the U.S., including the creation of new ecosystem areas that require the acquisition of new federal lands. The plans would vastly expand the power, reach and control of federal land managers
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