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  1. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, over 2 years ago

    Why? Harry Reid is from Nevada, so, if you believe that the Feds should own this much land, like they do in that state, It would seem logical to user Mr. Reid.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    More important question: who is the Federal Government?
    Rumor has it, the Federal Government belongs to the people and was created by the people for the good of the people.
    I know Rush Murdoch Fox Noise doesn’t phase it QUITE that way, but, hey, who do you trust?

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The tiresome ignorance of so many folks as to federal land ownership, and the way western (and eastern) states acquired lands (or gave them up) upon entering the union, is indeed frustrating. That such as Faux and the Bund case only increase the ignorance, is blatantly stupid, and those who support this thief, and yes, bigot, need a refresher on many things, including the Constitution.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Hmm, as another point on that lands issue, anyone ever looked at the ORIGINAL western boundaries of the original 13 states, or asked where WEST Virginia came from? How ’bout that breakup of the “Ohio territory”?

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    If Harry Reid were actually trying to acquire private land for government, I suppose the cartoon might make sense. But it doesn’t. Harry Reid was perfectly correct — when you break the law, and then threaten law enforcement with death because your case has been tried and failed in court, you’re a terrorist.

  6. David B

    David B said, over 2 years ago

    Isn’t Reid’s son or some relative brokering a deal with the Chinese to buy that land in question?

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Thank you for the rational comment
    I totally agree, and it might be a first. Not even one mention of those nasty old “socialist” conspiracies.
    So, who are you, and what have you done with our loveable, but irascible, Overtaxed Muppet?

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    There is a thing called “The Red Book” we used in studying land law, it lists all the land legislation passed by Congress, including the documents granting statehood to the states. You can also google state histories if you choose.

    As to “bureaucracy” and growth, “W” added 32 departments in creating “Homeland Security”, a key job of many of those departments is growth of contracting to corporations to provide “security” in the U.S.. Before constantly getting bent about state and federal bureaucracies, one should also look at what’s happened in the “corporate ruling class”, since Reagan expanded on what was already happening.

  9. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    There’s no take-back involved in this. Once we pushed the Indians off, the federal gov’t owned all the land. They sold some, some was acknowledged to be under Mexican land grants from before that war, some was awarded to railroad barons for resale in exchange for extending their lines, some of that was set aside for towns along the track, and some went out in the Homestead Act. The rest — including the ranges that cattle men insisted nobody owned — was under federal ownership in the Land Bank. So they didn’t TAKE anything.

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