A bit of pushback

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Wonderful news - from The Salt Lake Tribune:
Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover
It�s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah�s Capitol on Friday.

More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil, timber and mineral-rich lands away from the feds.

"It�s simply time," said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. "The urgency is now."

Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, was flanked by a dozen participants, including her counterparts from Idaho and Montana, during a press conference after the daylong closed-door summit. U.S. Sen. Mike Lee addressed the group over lunch, Ivory said. New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington also were represented.

The summit was in the works before this month�s tense standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management over cattle grazing, Lockhart said.

"What�s happened in Nevada is really just a symptom of a much larger problem," Lockhart said.
Hell yeah! I am reminded of the 10th Amendment:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
And if FedGov wants to change this, there is a due process in place. Ratification by three-quarters of the states? Easy-peasy.

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