Federal Control of Land (within the boundaries of a State)
Constitutional limits on ownership and/or control of land within a sovereign state should be returned to State policies and practices. States should have a plan for assuming control of all lands within their boundaries not obtained by Constitutional means.
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 states that the Federal Government has the authority to:
“. . . exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings. . .”
The federal agencies now claiming control of land within a state should be drastically downsized and/or dismantled. County Sheriffs in these states should take their rightful position and use their authority to assist in the transfer of control of the land, and prosecution of violations of citizens’ rights by federal authorities.