In Utah, nearly 70 percent of the state is owned by the federal government, limiting the state’s control over land uses, such as grazing, oil and gas development, and forest management.
Pocket-sized versions of the United States Constitution have been carried for years by patriots and activists eager to understand its contents and apply its tenets in everyday discourse.
The rule of law should reign supreme in any peaceful society, and when the law is broken society’s enforcers should do their duty to the best of their ability. But what if a law is oppressive or unjust?
Investigations into actions by the Oregon State Patrol and FBI which lead to the killing of LaVoy Finicum, are churning up more questions than official reports can answer.
“Government bureaucrats can’t figure out whether they’re landlord or king,” as they “steamroll state agencies, ride roughshod over regional water rights, and destroy environmental laws in an arrogant nullification of 200 years of constitutional history.”
The federal government loses money on the public lands it manages. The states make money, and quite a bit of it.
A number of our social problems and political divisions come from the inability of people to formulate and conform to a national identity. Minorities fail to assimilate properly because they’re not taught what it means to be an American. Even non-immigrant students are sometimes confused about what is right with America, what is wrong about our history, and whether or not they should be proud of their country.
The first basic principle is agency. The central issue in that premortal council was: Shall the children of God have untrammeled agency to choose the course they should follow, whether good or evil, or shall they be coerced and forced to be obedient?