Feds Own Almost Half of Calif.

John Seiler:

According to the Declaration if Independence, America consists of “Free and Independent States”; 13 originally, 50 today.

Except that the centralized tyranny in Washington, D.C. owns 45.3 percent of the land in California. That’s better than the 84.5 percent in Utah or the 69.1 percent of Alaska.

But it’s much worse than the mere 1.6 percent of Alabama or the 0.4 percent of Connecticut.

The Feds should sell off all that property and use the proceeds to pay down the $15,338,276,445,417.43 national debt. But they won’t. They love enslaving us.

Here’s the chart of the whole country:

Feb. 3, 2012

Hat tip to LewRockwell.com.

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  1. eck
    eck 3 February, 2012, 19:57

    A more (but extremely unlikely alternative, given the state-of-mind in the beltway) viable (and constitutionally correct) idea, would be to cede these properties to the respective states.

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  2. Barb
    Barb 4 February, 2012, 06:51

    Wow, thanks for this! I didnt know the feds owned this much land in the west. Will share this.

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