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The South Carolina Resolution for the Transfer of Federal Lands

On April 3, 2016

By Ken Ivory, Director of Free The Lands | Federalism In Action “We in the East are tired of paying billions of dollars for the federal government to mismanage federally controlled lands in the West,” says South Carolina State Representative Alan Clemmons.   In 2013, the South Carolina Assembly passed a resolution “to express support to the western states […]

Illinois Won the First Sagebrush Rebellion

On March 31, 2016

By Ken Ivory, Director of Free The Lands | Federalism In Action Nevada currently holds the unenviable record for the highest percentage of federally controlled lands within its borders – more than 80%! But this is not just a Nevada problem; the federal government controls about half of the all lands within the western states. In contrast, States east of Colorado have, on average, […]

Survey: Montanans Support Transferring Public Lands To The State

On March 29, 2016

By Marjorie Haun With federal control of Montana’s public lands growing more contentious due to questionable decisions by the feds, a majority of residents are now looking for an on-site manager. A recent survey conducted by the University of Montana and Stanford University found that a clear majority of Montana residents now support transferring some […]

Federalism Fellow Farewell: A Millennial’s Take On American Federalism

On March 15, 2016

By Jonathan Sorg, Federalism Fellow  | Federalism In Action Today is officially the last day of my fellowship with Federalism In Action (FIA), and I leave grateful for the opportunity and the knowledge acquired. FIA provided a hands on experience and immersion into an ascending issue of our day, state versus federal power. At Federalism In […]

What ‘Land Grab’? Transferred Lands Will Stay Public

On March 11, 2016

By Matthew Anderson, Senior Policy Fellow Oil and gas wells dotting every inch of our national parks. Cattle running rampant, tearing up scenic landscapes, and leaving no forage for wildlife. Your family’s favorite summer camping spot being sold off to the highest bidder. This is the picture that extremist environmental groups have painted of the […]

Statement: Federalism In Action on the Clean Power Plan

On February 23, 2016

Federalism In Action (FIA), a 501c(3), is a national public policy organization promoting American federalism — the uniquely American notion that individual liberty is protected only through a proper balance of authority and a healthy tension between the national and state governments. We believe the Clean Power Plan (CPP) violates these basic principles of American federalism. The […]

Federalism Fellow: Meet Matt Sifert

On February 22, 2016

Federalism Fellow: Matt Sifert Meet Matthew Sifert of Scottsdale, Arizona. Matt joins Federalism In Action as one of our Federalism Fellows for the semester. Currently an undergrad at The King’s College in New York, Matt is pursuing a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics with a minor in Theology. Prior to joining the FIA team, Matt […]

Washington and Reagan, Reasons for Hope

On February 15, 2016

By Jonathan Sorg | Federalism In Action PRESIDENTS DAY 2016 In his seminal 1964 A Time for Choosing speech, Ronald Reagan said, “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand […]

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