Thank you dwayne. Having been harassed on Utah state land at a Utah state
park, at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes by a federal employee. I can tell you this
does happen and needs to stop.We didn't break any laws. Were we
camping in a designated camp area, but a employee of the BLM stopped to check
all our bikes for state licencing and registrations. This is totally wrong
and harassment. Only a Kane County officer, a Utah State Parks officer or
a Utah Highway patrol officer should be checking us for current licencing.If they wrote out a ticket, what county court would the federal officer write
the ticket from? He has no authority in the Kane county courts.
look at the ends of the salt lake valley the gravel pits are digging up the
mountains, it is just gone. when the wind blows, sand blows from one end of the
valley to the other. it is silica and it is bad for your lungs. utah is in
charge of theses pits. watch as the very weather paterns could change from
digging up the point of the mountain. which is no longer a point. capitalisim at
any cost is killing the planet and its people and as long as they want money,
more than principles, in their life this is what america will have. people like
hatch who got 80% of money from out of state.
John Swallows big campaign issue was the federal land issue and he and the
Governor had divergent paths. The Legislature with Mike Noel leading was the
same Mike Noel who got the voucher bill passed with his one vote in a
legislative district that had no voucher schools. It was a gift to Aaron
Tilton, another legislator, who needed votes for his power plant and water from
Kane county, where Mike Noel is the legislator.
Put Swallow on this. He knows Harry Reid.
Utah officials need to go back and read the Supremacy Clause. Hint: It's
in the Constitution. And then they need to read a little Constitutional
history, particularly surrounding the principles arising out of the Civil War.
I know it's been a while, but go back and read the Gettysburg Address. In
the end, I would have to think that Utah is going to lose this one.
We have these federal laws for this very reason, to prevent states from abuse
and destruction of the open range lands and robber barons from thinking the land
they graze their cattle or people on is their private property. The federal laws
exist to insure all americans and all citizens have equal share and rights to
access these lands with their wagon trains and traveling across roads from state
to state without states establishing borders to collect taxes from travelers.The Utah law is in conflict with the federal laws and its an illegal
law. I think the representative of Kanab is exaggerating federal authorities in
civil law enforcment with lies. The federal departments do not have speeding
laws nor laws to stop access. Federal laws priority is to protect the land from
encroachment and exploitation by state greed or corporate land barons.State like Utah claim to be better care takers is a lie. They have financial
motivation to destroy ever bit of the land they can get hold of. The State of
Utah has proven not to be reliable or willing to preserve our country from
robber barons out for a buck.
Utah will probably lose this fight. Kansas however just passed a law that guns
which are manufactured in Kansas and stay with in Kansas are not subject to
federal gun law. this has a good chance of passing the court test because the
only reason the federal government should regulate guns is the interstate
commerce clause and that doesn't apply here.With advances such
as three dimensional printing perhaps every state that wants to can have its own
gun manufacturers and states which would like to be free of federal law when it
comes to guns will now have that opportunity
In 1776 agents of the government were usurping their powers and imposing
unwarranted and unreasonable restrictions on the colonists. "Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now
the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.
The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated
injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an
absolute Tyranny over these States."Our Constitution reserves
powers to the states and the people except those specifically allowed to the
federal government. (10th Amendment)By allowing the feds to
exercise powers beyond those authorized, it is much like the right of adverse
possession where a landowner surrenders their property rights by not challenging
others who make us of their property and then think they own it, or at least
have the right to use it.Given today's revelations about the
repeated abuses by the IRS and the unprecedented intrusions on the Associated
Press it is becoming obvious that Obama's administration does not respect
Constitutional limitations on their power.Utah must assert our
state's rights and powers!
"Federal over reach" how about State over reach! And they sure
don't mind picking and choosing which Federal agencies they are ok with
enforcing laws within the State. I guess the US needs to re-send some troops to
Fort Douglas to keep an eye on Utah again? This is more political pucky about
the State and local governments trying to usurp bogus “states
rights” against the Federal Government on Federal lands. "harassing
people at camp sites..." on Federal land no doubt. Remember, it was the
Federal Government of the United States of American that purchased that land
from Mexico (again, treaty of Hidalgo anyone?). Local police and Sherriff
deputies are subject to the political will of local elected officials… I
guess they can’t seem to “don’t you know who I am” their
way out of a speeding ticket from the Forest Service.
So how much money is the state going to blow on this?