By Roni Bell Sylvester
Before Federal mandates any more monument, park, wild land, road less, wild and scenic, most precious, last great place, great and only jewel and so forth designations of U.S. land and water, it should be an absolute requirement that federal provide complete surveyed deeded documents of all properties it considers it owns; i.e. a full documented inventory!
A mostly ignored, although inseparable, is the destructive impact said mandates have on private property owners whose properties abut (and entities who have written usage agreements) land and water allegedly owned by Federal.
We strongly recommend our elected officials stop said mandates on "so-called public" lands, and demand Federal provide documented proof of its inventory.
Because Federal cannot maintain that which it claims to own, it needs to liquidate a great deal of it by giving "Conditional First Purchase Option" to those whose deeded property has abutted and been the primary source of taxable income for no less than 25 years.
What property does federal own?
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