|Okay, okay, the title is a little presumptuous. They aren’t at my command, but they are doing something I asked them to do back in June. In a state where roughly 67% of the land is owned by the Federal Government, we need to start claiming our state sovereignty. We need to get our property back.
Well, thanks to Representative Chris Herrod and Representative Ken Sumsion, both members of the Patrick Henry Caucus, we may now have our property back. They have put forth a bill that would fight the Federal Government and their control of our state.
The bill that Herrod and Sumsion have proposed “would give the state eminent domain power to take federal lands, including a coal-rich parcel in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument” and thus provide us with means to tax the land and raise funds for education in Utah.
Ultimately this bill would result in a lawsuit. Ultimately, it would be expensive. But I am willing to pay it. The Federal Government has become the overbear bully of a big brother, and it needs to be reined in. I have been perplexed about how to do this, since the formation of the Patrick Henry Caucus.
I was assured by members of the Patrick Henry Caucus that they had something planned, but couldn’t discuss it with me. Now that I see their plans. It is genius.
It is a wonderful slap in the face of the federal government. I really have nothing to add to the conversation, but I had to voice my support for this bill. I just hope that it will pass through, but I suspect it will take at least a couple of years before it will happen.