More Government Land Grab

Audrey Hudson writing for Human Events brings us some under the radar news about our Federal Government’s insatiable appetite for withdrawing land from public and private use. We learn from her article that hidden in the recent highway-funding bill is ” $1.4 billion to buy private property for new conservation efforts and adds even more inventory to the nation’s 635 million acre holding.”

Isn’t our country broke? Isn’t our national debt approaching $16 trillion? Aren’t we borrowing about 41 cents for every dollar our government spend?  So, where do we find $1.4 billion to spend on buying land? But, the bigger question is why does our government need more land?

As Ms. Hudson points out, government already owns 635 million acres. Let’s put that number in perspective. There are 640 acres in a square mile, which means the government owns about a million square miles of land. That is 3.8 times the size of Texas. According to Wikipedia, 107, 500,000 acres or about one sixth of those land holdings are locked up as “wilderness areas.”

In the opinion of this humble observer, the last thing our government needs is more land.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

25 thoughts on “More Government Land Grab

  1. What a waste. That’s just too much land. Give it to the people to work and live on. (No wait, that’s right. The U.S. government now views its citizens as infections that must be isolated.) The government now exists for the land. The people be damned.

  2. Of course, not one ever reads anything now do they? Where are our fair feathered friends the Tea Pary Representatives?

  3. Far more important than $1.4 billion being set aside to purchase more federal lands is what lands are targeted for purchase and why.

    Specifically, I’m interested in knowing whether or not the federal government is targeting western land purchases specifically to prevent oil and gas resource development as I think is highly likely.

    I can’t find that out because Hastings fails to tell us a fundamental piece of information… the House bill number where this legislation is hidden. That is needed to track that information down. I consider that a significant reporting error.

    If you are going to write about federal legislation then at least tell readers what that legislation is with a bill number.

    It can take unnecessary HOURS to track that down and even then you might not know for sure you’ve found what they are talking about.


  4. He who controls the land controls the economy, controls the resources, and controls the populace. The right of private property ownership is one of the greatest foundations of our nation. Many people who founded are nation came from nations where private land ownership was for the elite few.
    I cannot understand any American who places their land in conservation or a trust. The government already controls far too much of our land.

  5. Liberal Democrat Rosa Koire has written a book called Behind the Green Mask, which exposes Agenda 21. I watched a youtubed interview she did with the Huffington Post where the interviewer kept going on and on about how this was a Tea Party issue. She kept making the point that this is an AMERICAN issue. She describes the fact that Agenda 21 is an inventory and control system of every piece of land, mineral deposit, animal life, natural resource, and person on the planet. We are currently in the inventory phase. As a former real estate appraiser and expert on zoning, she noticed something was very wrong with planning boards in this country. HInt, hint, the Rockefeller Foundation is involved, along with Ford, Obama’s mama’s employer.

    When you have tyrants taking over our nation with regulation brought down from on high, it’s time to go to DEFCON 5 people!

  6. I tried to copy the map for this, but it didn’t come through on paste…but if you look at the link below there is a map of the plan for U.S. contiguous states. Just pointing out that the map / plan for government control of land is laid out. The point of the map is to herd populations into certain areas and the rest of the land is to be left to wildlands – in red on the map. The Conservation groups are playing the middle man and grabbing up as much as they can, also.

    The reason you find this in the highway bill is because they have constructed a cute little device called mitigation where, if you wish to build a road, you have to set aside undeveloped and untouchable land to mitigate the road you wish to build. So now, you can’t widen or create a road without handing over land to the government for mitigation.
    Simulated Reserve and Corridor System to Protect Biodiversity.

    As Mandated by the Convention on Biological Diversity, The Wildlands Project, UN and US Man and the Biosphere Program and Various UN, US Heritage Programs and NAFTA.

    RED Core Reserves and Corridors – Little to no human use.
    YELLOW Buffer Zones – Highly Regulated Use.
    TURQUOSE Normal Use Zones of Cooperation.
    ORANGE Border 21/La Paz Sidebar Agreement of NAFTA. 124 mile wide International Zone of Cooperation.
    PINK Indian Reservations.
    GRAY Military Reservations.
    BLACK DOTS Cities over 10,000 people.
    Some major highways and Interstate rivers are also shown.

    1. It wouuld be interesting to see maps of other paerts of the world. I guess when they get the world’s population down to “sustainable” levels we will all fit nicely in their designated living (or is that sustaining) areas.

    2. I’ve shown that map on my blog before. I live right on the edge of one of those red areas and work smack dab in the middle of it. Another resource people don’t talk about, but is more important than oil or gas, is water. There is a lot of water where we live, a major watershed area.

  7. The Constitution very clearly states that the federal government can only own land for a handful of purposes (Article 1, Section 8):
    “[T]o exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards and other needful Buildings.”
    So how do these land grabs fit into the enumerated powers granted to the legislative branch of the federal government?
    Trick question. They don’t.

  8. To implement a true Socialist nation you first must ensure the people are dependent upon the Government for their very existence.
    Step one – Buy up all the privately owned property and turn it into Govt owned housing/Land
    How to accomplish this? Banks.
    Keep people in debt to the bank as long as possible and hope for foreclosures, those who dont foreclose and actually “Own” their home….. Reverse Mortgage.

    Its coming folks, we are selling our Freedom little by little and one day when we wake up it will be too late.
    Obama is completely ignoring the Constitution and no one is yelling because they are getting freebies for their silence.
    This will be our Waterloo.

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