"Keep public lands in public hands"

Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

"The title of this commentary is taken from a sign showing up in Southeastern Utah and other places, trying to counter the obvious attempts by Trump, his cronies, and the GOP (and other evil people like Libertarians) to sell off every acre of public land as soon as possible. They claim what is being done now, in smoke-filled rooms behind closed doors, is just what happened in Russia when the mafia-nominklatura took all the people’s factories and farms and lands and robbed the state of trillions. Well, they’re wrong. Trump won’t sell off the military bases. Everything else, but his warmongering is more important than giving his buddies, family, and fellow billionaires Fort Hood, Fort Irwin and Joint-Base Lewis-McCord." (09/12/17)


  • dL

    Seriously, they really do believe that Trump, his minions, and the GOP and Libertarians (the party – minarchists) want to sell it all: BLM land, USFS land, Park Service land, and even the Mall in DC. To private business, to placard them with billboards

    Most of the "public lands" are out west. And quite a bit of that is leased out for private use, be it ranching, grazing, or mineral resource use.

    I note the best argument for "public lands" is actually made by the HoppeBots with comments like this

    Apparently, selling off all the public lands would result in immediate loss of liberty of movement and a substantial retardation of commerce. Since very few of us these days have the capability or the capacity to toil in subsistence farming, we would all starve to death.