The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was established in 1946 through the consolidation of the General Land Office (created in 1812) and the U.S. Grazing Service (formed in 1934). The functions of the BLM are also addressed below:
General Authorizing Legislation
The following authorize the general activities of the Bureau
of Land Management or govern the manner in which BLM’s activities are conducted.
Reorganization Plan No. 3
of 1946, §403
Establishes the BLM.
Federal Land Policy and
Management Act of 1976,
as amended (43 U.S.C.
1701 et seq.)
Outlines functions of the BLM Directorate, provides for
administration of public lands through the BLM, provides for
management of the public lands on a multiple-use basis, and
requires land-use planning including public involvement and a
continuing inventory of resources. The Act establishes as public
policy that, in general, the public lands will remain in Federal
ownership, and also authorizes: [It goes on for another 18 pages]
Well now. Since the BLM is a compilation of two other Unconstitutional agencies, by that fact alone the BLM is itself unconstitutional. In fact, the BLM, on it’s own is unconstitutional. In addition Article 1 § 8 Clause 17 as follows:
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;
Note that it says ‘not exceeding TEN MILES square’. It doesn’t say ten SQUARE miles. Ten miles square equates to 100....yep....100 square miles. Today this equates to Army bases, AF bases, bombing ranges, Navy dockyards and dry docks etc. Source.
Now of course we have the Harry Reid, and his son’s, connection. Some connection has already been established and with each day passing the connection gets deeper. And this makes you wonder why Dirty Harry would be doing this now? The answer seems relatively simple. Reid has seen the handwriting on the wall in that there is, at the moment, a better than a 50/50 chance the Republicans/Conservatives will win the majority in the Senate. He will then be relegated to the back benches....but who knows, he may then be the Minority Leader. Doubtful though and many Democrats are distancing themselves from him. Physically, daily he appears more and more frail.
Finally we come to the Cliven Bundy Ranch showdown. We narrowly missed the start of the Second American Revolution. According to the BLM, it was all for the tortoises INITIALLY, then it was Bundy’s refusal to PAY for grazing rights. This column has dealt with the tortoise issue here.
Bundy actually might have made a mistake. To JUST WHO was he paying his grazing fees? If he was paying the BLM, then the BLM owes him a massive refund plus payment on the damage and loss of livestock. They cannot charge a grazing fee for a land they do NOT own. If he was actually paying the state of Nevada he may very well have legal problems within Nevada.
THIS AIN’T OVER YET.