HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Ron Paul Calls For The El...

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 06:29 PM

Ron Paul Calls For The Elimination Of Public Lands

During a stop in Elko, Nevada last week, presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) said that he opposes the federal ownership of any public lands. After stating that he wanted to disband the U.S. Department of Interior (which manages 500 million acres of surface land including nearly 400 national parks), he responded to a question about a travel management plan in a national forest by stating:

Paul: I want as much federal land to be turned over to the state as possible—the regulatory approach to tell people how to do and what to say. So I was essentially other than the other members of Congress from this state — I very early on opposed the dumping of nuclear waste in Nevada, so I want the state to make a decision—

Questioner: This plan pertains to using ATVs and things like that on federal land.

Paul: Well, I’d be opposed to that. I don’t want the federal government dictating to Nevada, period. I’d rather see the land owned and controlled by the states.


This is not the first time Paul has called for public lands to be turned over to states or private entities. In October he told the Western Republican Leadership Conference that public lands “should be returned to the states and then for the best parts sold off to private owners".

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/green/2012/02/07/419895/ron-paul-calls-for-the-elimination-of-public-lands/

15 replies, 2806 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 15 replies Author Time Post
Reply Ron Paul Calls For The Elimination Of Public Lands (Original post)
Galraedia Feb 2012 OP
provis99 Feb 2012 #1
ProSense Feb 2012 #5
Lunacee2012 Feb 2012 #11
Old and In the Way Feb 2012 #2
kestrel91316 Feb 2012 #3
Nuclear Unicorn Feb 2012 #4
zbdent Feb 2012 #6
Lunacee2012 Feb 2012 #12
zbdent Feb 2012 #14
renie408 Feb 2012 #7
DCKit Feb 2012 #8
cliffordu Feb 2012 #9
ellisonz Feb 2012 #10
The Backlash Cometh Feb 2012 #13
alphafemale Feb 2012 #15

Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 06:33 PM

1. man, he sees everything throught the prism of neo-confederate states rights.

 

these libertarian clowns are stupider than conservatives.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to provis99 (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 07:07 PM

5. Actually

"man, he sees everything throught the prism of neo-confederate states rights. these libertarian clowns are stupider than conservatives."

..."states rights" is Paul's cover for everything, from his racism to his support for privatization.

In October he told the Western Republican Leadership Conference that public lands “should be returned to the states and then for the best parts sold off to private owners".

Privatize and sell everything. Paul's world is a playground for the rich racists!

Also, similar to his opposition to the President's recess appointments, this exposes his complete and utter disregard for the Constitution, from the OP piece:

The existence of public lands managed by the federal government is actually provided for in the Property Clause of the Constitution which states: “Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States, and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.”


Ron Paul on Cordray appointment: ‘The president is not a dictator or a king’ http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002124972

The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_Two_of_the_United_States_Constitution#Clause_3:_Recess_appointments


Paul is a fraud!



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ProSense (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 03:39 AM

11. "Paul's world is a playground for the rich racists!"

I am starting to think the same way about him too.

I wonder what would become of Yellow Stone if he ever became president.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 06:47 PM

2. Simple answers for simple people. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 06:53 PM

3. Hey, Ron, wouldn't taking that land from the federal government

without paying full free market value constitute an UNLAWFUL TAKING from the American people?

I mean, as long as you are so into the whole property rights thing and all.........

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 06:55 PM

4. If he ever called for the end of public louts he'd have to off himself n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 08:24 PM

6. hmm ... wasn't there some flak in the 90s about

someone selling off all our national parks?

I guess that Mitt really wanted that (Grand) "Canyonside" castle ...

(yes, I know the thread was about Ron Paul ... but who would purchase it from R.P. ...?)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to zbdent (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 03:50 AM

12. Wait, what about Mitt and a Grand Canyon side castle?

I've seriously never heard of this one before.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lunacee2012 (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 04:40 PM

14. Mitt was not involved in the controversy of "selling off U.S." stuff

and, IIRC, the controversy was all about how Japanese citizens, flush with money from the booming Japanese economy, were buying up all kinds of land on Hawaii (and possibly other places).

I jest felt that Mitt would probably want to buy a Grand Canyon-side piece of land for himself, once land went on the auction block ... great view, and the "little people" (you know, those whose income does not come from inheritances, speaking fees, and capital gains) would have no access to what once belonged to ALL ...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 08:32 PM

7. Do you think Ron Paul sits around and wonders, "Hmmmm, how can I ...

marginalize myself even more??"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 02:32 AM

8. I'm not even sure the (D) controlled states could resist selling it off.

 

But you can be sure the Republicans would do it much quicker.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 02:34 AM

9. That fucker gives us old men a bad name.

If someone punched him in the nuts, I wouldn't stop them.

He needs to STFU.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 03:09 AM

10. Silly.

Most states are even more under resourced for conservation that the Feds!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 08:17 AM

13. I hope this wakes everyone up.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 04:54 PM

15. asshole

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread