posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 03:48 PM
Looks like UTAH is really getting serious about stopping the federal land grabs in that state.
Note: over 70% of the land in Utah is already owned by the Federal Government..
A plan from Rep. Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman, would void any federal land designation made without the Legislature's approval. The bill is being
reviewed by legislative attorneys.
It certainly seems that more and more states are starting to push back on the Federal Governments' belief that it reigns supreme. IMHO this started
back in the progressive era of Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson when the 17th amendment was passed to take away the state legislatures right to
elect U.S. Senators and gabve it to the people. The Constitution was written such that the States would be represented by the Senators and People by
the House of Representatives. This was a balanced approach that would better prevent the Federal Government getting too big for its britches.
I commend the State of Utah for taking this stance and wish them the best. I'll be watching this.