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Republicans: Harry Reid Opposes his own State: 84% of Nevada owned by Feds
American Uncensored News Network ^ | April 17, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley

Posted on 04/17/2014 7:07:45 AM PDT by Moseley

Republicans should force Harry Reid to choose. U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) could easily transfer much of the 84% of Nevada land owned by the Federal Government to his own State’s ownership and control. Instead Reid is promoting the power of the U.S. Government and the Democrat Party at the expense of his constituents.

Harry Reid could be a hero within his State. But the Senator clearly doesn’t give a damn about Nevada’s voters. And Republicans should force the issue and make it obvious. Of course, the Mafia-like treatment of Reid’s family business attacking rogue rancher Bundy’s family business to cash in on a Chinese company’s solar farm on the Bundy land is also emerging at the same time. That scandal is developing in parallel.

In 1996 Nevada citizens voted overwhelmingly to return Federally-owned land to the State. In 1993 and 1995 the Nevada legislature voted unanimously to remove that part of Nevada’s State constitution which gives the Federal Government ownership of these “unappropriated lands” and take back the land from Federal control.

Republicans could change the tenor of the 2014 elections (even further) by hammering Reid over the Bundy Ranch uproar. Although Reid personally is not up for re-election until 2016, excessive Federal ownership of Western lands is a huge irritant in many Western States like Alaska. Hammering Reid could put Democrats on the defensive in general and sideline Reid from campaigning. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) needs to introduce legislation and put Democrats on the hot seat.

The Elko Daily Free Press reported “States challenge Congress’ ability to control lands” on April 11, 2012:

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: bundyranch; federalland; nevada; reid
“Perhaps no other issue to arise in Carson City has enjoyed such widespread support as the need to secure the state’s rights to its own land. In 1979, Nevada lawmakers passed the “Sagebrush Rebellion” statute, rejecting the constitutionality of federal claims to unappropriated lands in Nevada.”

So why isn’t Reid standing up for the clear desires of Nevada voters and Nevada’s State legislature? As U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Reid has the power and influence to swiftly and easily implement the requests from Nevada’s legislature to treat Nevada equally with other States.

• First, the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives would enthusiastically vote to treat Nevada like a grown-up, full State and vote to reduce Federal control over Western States.

• Second, Reid runs the U.S. Senate with an iron fist. He has the clout to add at least 6 Democrat votes to the 45 Republican Senators, to pass such legislation with 51 votes. But such legislation backed by Reid would probably clear with 80 to 90 votes out of 100.

• Third, the Democrat Party including Barack Obama would have no choice but to follow powerful Reid’s lead.

Renegade Rancher Cliven Bundy is shining a spotlight on this issue. The hair-raising show-down between the Bureau of Land Management and militia supporting the cattle rancher is raising questions. Bundy insists that the State of Nevada, not the U.S. Government, owns the land his cattle are grazing upon. Bundy claims that he was paying grazing fees to Clark County, but the County stopped accepting his payments.

Bundy’s objection is that in every territory that became a State, the Federal government “owned” or controlled all the land managed as a “territory.” But once a “territory” achieved Statehood, all of the land was relinquished to the new State.

So how is it that the U.S. Government owns 84% of Nevada? It is almost as if Washington, D.C. is treating Nevada as a child that cannot manage itself. Nevada citizens are being discriminated against.

1 posted on 04/17/2014 7:07:45 AM PDT by Moseley
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To: Moseley

There is a lot of money to be made and Harry knows that he only has about 6 months to grab it.

2 posted on 04/17/2014 7:14:09 AM PDT by CMailBag
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Oh, cut it out----Harry's a pal. That was s-o-o-o-o nice of Harry to tell us what dummies we are WRT the internet. We really should do something nice for Harry---as a token of our deep appreciation (cackle).

Luckily, with 2014 Republicans taking over the Senate, that gives us dummies some really nice options.

Why not give Harry a brand new office the Capitol's sub-basement, next to the furnace. Harry'll just love his brand-new cardboard desk (some assembly required). Although I hear phone service isn't hooked up down there yet. Harry can always use smoke signals (from the handy furnace) to communicate.

And give 'ol Harry a comfortable chair---and tell him not
to worry about all those silly electrical switches laying around.

3 posted on 04/17/2014 7:17:16 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Moseley

How about the repeal of the 17th Amendment and return the appointment of Senators to state legislatures?

4 posted on 04/17/2014 7:18:16 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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States, and the citizens of the states need to take possession of their property, and evict the federal government from all properties that aren’t granted to it in the Constitution.

5 posted on 04/17/2014 8:44:50 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Moseley

Repeal the 17th.

6 posted on 04/17/2014 9:07:50 AM PDT by dasboot
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To: CMailBag

Harry only wants to support the Las Vegas immediate area and his cronies there.

He doesn’t give a hott about the rest of the state. He has proven that many a time, and he only shows up here in the North Nevada areas when it is getting time to vote for him again..

N Nevada hates Harry. He has hurt ranchers & farmers here more than Mother Nature has over the years.

All of Harry’s power is in Las Vegas. He would like nothing better than to cut it off into another state of it’s own. He claims to understand the plight of the Nevada rancher, but he works constantly to kill that same landowner.

7 posted on 04/17/2014 10:08:08 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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