http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/05/us/in ... .html?_r=0New York Times JAN. 4, 2016
Cautious Response to Armed Oregon Protest
The protesters here chose a low-profile way to make their stand, choosing an out-of-the-way place in the dead of winter. They contend that under the Constitution, the federal government can own only a small amount of land, for very limited purposes — which do not include wildlife refuges — and can acquire land in a state only with the state’s consent. The courts have not agreed.
In a forum here last month,Ammon Bundy was explicit about starting a national movement, and said God had instructed him to come here.
“We can restore the Constitution back to this county, and it can be an example to all the other counties across this nation,” he told local residents. “The people of this country will come to you and protect you if you will make the right stand.” <snip>
The part about " the federal government can own only a small amount of land, for very limited purposes" has got me thinking about stuff.
DejaMoo had a post that linked to:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_ ... al_Freedom
Citizens for Constitutional Freedom
During the occupation, the militant group claimed that the United States Constitution allows the federal government of the United States to own only a small amount of land, and can only acquire land in states with the state's consent.
Plus I stumbled upon another Facebook page: Cliven Bundy's Army!
The first post is pinned and there is discussion about the Feds owning land and Article I, Section 8, Clause 17.
I know there are Trump supporters in the Poot movement. Trump says he is gonna build a WALL.from http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charte ... cript.html
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to 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;—And
Where in the Constitution does it say he is allowed to do this? Has any Pootriot mentioned this? How about KrisAnne Hall? Gavin Seim? Anybody?