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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 […]

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 […]

Legislative Watch: Utah’s HB.276

On March 3, 2016

HB.276 Utah Public Land Management Act   Utah’s HB.276, sponsored by Rep. Mike Noel, creates a state led force to steward lands currently owned by the Bureau of Land Management. The federal government owns more than 30 million acres in Utah and opposition to state management believe local control will lead to privatization or the […]

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 […]

What is Federalism In Action?

On February 2, 2016

Federalism In Action Relentlessly Dedicated to Solving the System Problem “Every system is perfectly designed to achieve the results that it gets.” – W. Edwards Deming The American Founders designed a system to achieve the results of peace and prosperity through securing the inalienable rights of Americans to life, liberty, property and self-determination. Mindful of the […]

Fielder: Why the Oregon Uprising?

On January 25, 2016

When a couple ranchers face the death penalty for accidentally burning 140 acres of public land, but federal bureaucrats can burn thousands of acres of public — and even private land — without consequence, something is terribly wrong. A few weeks ago several hundred citizens marched in protest to the rancher’s conviction in the remote rural […]

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