Recently, Indigo Red made the following comment to the blog post Property Confiscation here at Always On Watch:
This is another example in which the Left has been allowed to redefine the terms. The BLM's charge to administer the land has morphed to ownership, though their original mandate has not changed. The BLM is only authorized to administer and manage the land on behalf of the people, the true and sole owners. The Constitution is quite clear on what land the Federal Government can actually and that is an area of land not exceed 10 square miles upon which the building to house the governmental functions are to be built. We call it Washington, D.C. The Federal Government is further authorized to acquire lands in the various states for the construction of military forts/bases for the period of time it deems the facilities necessary.
All the land we think belongs to the Federal Government, does not. Neither does it belong to the various States. It belongs wholly and solely to the American people and held in trust by the Federal Government for the benefit of the current generations and posterity.
How have WE THE PEOPLE allowed this to happen?
Why have WE THE PEOPLE allowed this to happen?
Additional reading: Policing for Profit? Lawmakers, advocates raise alarm at growing gov’t power to seize property.