People of Arizona get opportunity to take control of their own lands

PHOENIX (May 2, 2012) – The people of Arizona will have the opportunity to reassert their sovereign authority over their own land in November.

On Wednesday, the Arizona House voted to concur with an amended Senate version of HCR2004 and send the proposed state constitutional amendment to the people for a vote.

The state of Arizona declares its sovereign and exclusive authority and jurisdiction over the air, water, public lands, minerals, wildlife and other natural resources within its boundaries.

The resolution makes exception for existing military posts, Indian reservations, and federal property, pursuant to Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 of the U.S. Constitution.


NO! The Essence of Nullification

Mike Maharrey, TAC Communications Director, addresses the Republican Liberty Caucus of South Carolina at the 2012 RLCSC state convention. This was the keynote speech. Mr. Maharrey covered the principles of ’98, nullification, and how the state governments could stand up against big government federal intrusions like the NDAA. For more information about the Republican Liberty…


Arizona Demands Equal Treatment

Arizona is tired of waiting so last week the Arizona House OKs Bill to Demand US Public Lands in essence they are asking 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.”

With the vote of 35-15, SB1332 was changed from requiring that Washington turn over “public lands” to a demand that they do so.  If it passes the Senate, it will place Arizona Governor Jan Brewer in the position that Utah Gov. Gary Herbert found himself in when he signed similar legislation last month, do they join the Western land war: 5 states fight D.C. for control of federal areas.

The fight centers on the millions of acres of lands that were never turned over to the western states after they were admitted to the union. These lands are being held in “trust” for the “public” but they hold valuable resources that the states feel they have a right too. The following list shows what these states see as unequal treatment by the federal government. The percentage of land that is under the control of the feds west of the Mississippi is staggering and they want it turned over as promised in the Enabling Acts that brought these states into existence .