ARE WE NOT A STATE?
WHY WE CAN'T WAIT
Federal Lands Map
Are We Not A State
At statehood, the federal government promised all states that it would transfer title for all public lands within the states. The U.S. Supreme Court has called these promises “solemn compacts,” “bilateral (two-way) agreements,” and “solemn trusts” that must be performed “in a timely fashion.”
The western states are still waiting for the federal government to keep its promise.
Our children and teachers can’t wait. Our wage earners can’t wait Our people can’t wait, for a federal government that has not kept its promise.
The wait is over.
Tale of Two States
House Bill 148 Outline
House Bill 148
House Joint Resolution-3
Andrew Jackson Public Lands Overview
1828 Missouri Resolution
1828 20th Congress Public Lands Committee Report