Consider this: "The sovereign right of the king to own, to tax and control the use of land led directly to the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and, after six years of bloody war, to the Treaty of Paris in 1783. This treaty was not with the federal government, which did not yet exist. The treaty was between the king of England and each of the enumerated states. The treaty specifically recognizes these states:
...to be free sovereign and independent states, that he [the king] treats with them as such, and for himself, his heirs, and successors, relinquishes all claims to the government, propriety, and territorial rights of the same and every part thereof.
Among the many great controversies resolved by the U.S. Constitution was the question of equality among the states that constituted the original United States of America. "
Asked by Anonymous at 1:54 AM on Oct. 8, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:08 AM on Oct. 8, 2009
Isn't all the land under the National Parks and the National Forests already owned by the federal government? All the land that is administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service and so on? It's mostly swamps and deserts and deep forests. It's good to have these places to go to to camp and hike and fish and commune with nature, but in all practicality, you wouldn't want the hassle and expense of living there year round. The government owns and controls this land to keep it nice for everyone. What is the problem?
Answer by Anonymous at 10:45 AM on Oct. 8, 2009