Wayne Stollings wrote:
It should be up to the States on what is to be done with lands within their own boundaries, not the Federal Gov't.
The states should have control of lands they do not own? Kind of an unusual position for some .... Maybe the states should have to buy the land before they can make that decision.
It is also funny that the states in question are in existence solely due to the actions of the federal government and federal taxes paid by other states ... yet they are now to be excluded from such decisions.
Unusual? Maybe. I just don't think the Feds should own land. Especially when they own over 50% of the whole State!
Considering the state probably bought little of the land it owns why should the federal government give the land to the state?
So, sure, the States should buy the land back from the Federal Gov't
Buy it back? The federal government owned the land before there was a state, so how do you get the "back" aspect?
......for the same price they bought them for.
Adjusted for inflation and any improvements, of course, and what of the interest for the tax monies invested?
Take it via eminent domain...they have lots of experience doing that ;-)
The state has no such domain over the federal government though.