Skip to comments.Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy arrested by FBI in Portland
Posted on 02/11/2016 12:17:51 AM PST by Nextrush
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> the Fed was to SELL the land that wasn’t given to Indians for reservations.
Is that in the Oregon organic act?
When Congress passed the Oregon Donation Land Law in 1850, the legislation set in motion procedures for the disposal of public lands that left a permanent imprint on the Oregon landscape. The grid-square pattern of property ownerships imposed on rural lands in the Willamette, Umpqua, and Rogue valleys is visible to the present day.
Arguably the most generous federal land sale to the public in American history, the law legitimized the 640-acre claims provided in 1843 under the Provisional Government, with the proviso that white male citizens were entitled to 320 acres and their wives were eligible for 320 acres. For citizens arriving after 1850, the acreage limitation was halved, so a married couple could receive a total of 320 acres. To gain legal title to property, claimants had to reside and make improvements on the land for four years.
Section 4 of the Donation Law outlined the requirements for eligibility: âgranted to every white settler or occupant of the public lands, American half-breed Indians included, above the age of 18 years, being a citizen of the United States, or having made a declaration according to law of his intention to become a citizen.â In effect, the Oregon Donation Land Law benefited incoming whites and dispossessed Indians.
To meet constitutional requirements, Territorial Delegate Samuel Thurston had told Congress that extinguishing Indian title was the âfirst prerequisite stepâ to settling Oregonâs land question. Before lawmakers voted for the Donation Land Law, therefore, they passed legislation authorizing commissioners to negotiate treaties to extinguish Indian title and to remove tribes âand leave the whole of the most desirable portion open to white settlers.â
More at link.
The Federal Government has Constitutional LIMITS. It was created by the STATES. The Fed does not control, the States do. YOU want to give more power to the created than the creator.
I am done trying to explain history and Oregon trying to attract settlers. You'd rather defend government and be a boot-licker than have actual facts. Enjoy your slavery.
> I am done trying to explain history
No need to be nasty. This is the first you’ve posted anything specific.
From your link “Donation Land Law  expired in 1855”
The “Act for the admission of Oregon into the Union”, 11 Stat. 383, was in 1859.
> You’d rather defend government and be a boot-licker than have actual facts. Enjoy your slavery.
I am only stating what is, not what should be. If you have anything specific, such as an act amending the organic act, fine. But if all you have is ad hominem rants, keep them to yourself.
Then why didn’t you head out to Oregon?
Did the four at the refuge do anything special to continue to broadcast live during the whole event?
They weren’t shut down by feds; why?
join in with the occupiers
raise the 4 to 5?
Why don’t you?
Cause I’m already out here. I also happen to believe the federal government absolutely has the right to own property and to define within limits the activities that may take place on public lands - perhaps you haven’t seen what runaway grazing can do, I have and it’s a disgrace. Furthermore I am glad that the standoff is over and am looking forward to seeing how it all works out for these welfare wannabe cowboys.
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