ARE WE NOT A STATE?

WHY WE CAN'T WAIT

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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.

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Tale of Two States

House Bill 148 Outline

House Bill 148

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LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS

Andrew Jackson Public Lands Overview

1828 Missouri Resolution

1828 20th Congress Public Lands Committee Report