History lesson — ‘Taking back’ federal lands

Deseret News: m.deseretnews.com/article/865598096/History-lesson…g=all

"“If this proposed gift included all the public lands except the national parks and if it carried with it all the minerals therein contained, I am sure we would all rise up and rejoice over an act of justice long deferred. Leaving legalistic technicalities out of consideration, the States of the West have always felt that every State that is admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original thirteen States is the rightful sovereign over all the lands within its borders, including everything above and beneath the surface.”"

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By jenniferfieldermt

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