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What is Federalism and State Rights

The USA was founded using the concept of Federalism whereby the National, State and Local governments would share governing power and each would have territorial powers and responsibilities. The primary Federal responsibility was National Defense … protecting the citizens from foreign aggression (e.g. the British at that time). The US President was the “Commander in  Full Article…

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Federal Public Land Holdings

In 2021 the Federal Government owns 27.4% of America (623.3 million acres out of 2.3 billion acres). Federal Holdings include: 4.63% of the 13 Colonies (9.3 million acres); 4.4% of the states added in the next 50-years (16.3 million acres); but 51.6% of 12 Western States (577 million acres out of 1.1 billion acres), as  Full Article…

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Federal Ownership of Property

America’s “Framers” only expected the Federal Government to own land for “the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, Dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings” under Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 of the US Constitution. They never expected the Federal Government to own significant amounts of real-estate property in all States or to hold extensive land ownership and control  Full Article…

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Why Have A Convention of States (COS)

The 34 State agreement required to convene a COS will be reached soon to pass US Constitution Amendments to: 1) Require a Federal Balanced Budget; and 2) Set Term Limits for Federal Elective Service. A third amendment could be: 3) Return Federal Public Land to the States. All US States (except Vermont) have a State  Full Article…

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What Is A Convention of States (COS)

When the Founders finalized the US Constitution they included in Article V the means to Amend the US Constitution to make improvements and to address future needs. COS Delegates must meet (convene) to prepare the Amendment language which would then need to be approved (ratified) before becoming part of the US Constitution. In order to  Full Article…

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