As to the Feds owning lots of land, what I have read indicates that the reason there is so much in Arizona is because the Feds couldn't give it away back in the homestead days.
Any doctrine that weakens personal responsibility for judgment and for action helps create the attitudes that welcome and support the totalitarian state.
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.
Gig'em Aggies!! BTCO'77HOO t.u.!!
Back in my younger days, I was known to occasionally pull some stunt that I thought was extremely funny although the local LE did not share my sense of humor. I can assure you, I was never given 20+ years to comply.
Up against the wall, regards,
ďDonít wave your phony patriotism in MY face! If you really love America, open your wallet and hire an American kid to build what you buy. Doug Fraser (paraphrased) 1980
Real Americans buy American.
"To become competent in governing others, we must first learn to govern ourselves"
Ron Paul warned about arming the BLM in a US House floor speech in 1997, saying, "the gun in the hands of law-abiding citizens serves to hold in check arrogant and aggressive government. Guns in the hands of the bureaucrats do the opposite."
Watch another ahead of its time Ron Paul speech at the link!
Ron Paul Rewind: A Warning Against Arming the BLM...in 1997!
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us to no end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
C S Lewis