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,
“Don’t 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!
“Hitler did not have to destroy democracy; he merely took advantage of the decay of democracy and at the critical moment obtained the support of many to whom, though they detested Hitler, he yet seemed the only man strong enough to get things done.” F. A. Hayek from his book, "The Road To Serfdom".