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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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