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Conference delves into states' rights, federal land trust issues

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  • the truth Holladay, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 6:36 p.m.

    "allowed BY the federal government"?

    So where does the federal government derive its powers?

    Have you even studied the constitution?

    Is it not the united STATES?

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 7:58 a.m.

    States do not have independent sovereignty, and any independent actions are generally as allowed by the federal government. Did these people stop studying U. S. History at the year 1787? This is incredibly naive or willful ignorance.

  • DVD Taylorsville, 00
    Sept. 15, 2012 7:31 p.m.

    So what does it mean for the individual citizen? If a Utah government official performs or neglects his duties or a Federal official performs or neglects his duties, the impact is probably wider, but how else might it be different.

    States' rights have been used in the past to defend some harmful acts toward groups of humans living in the state, as have federal acts, but it seems that the state actions were more frequent. Tangentally, what about individual rights?