Article I, Section 8, Clause 17, the Enclave Clause, is plainly a grant of sovereign authority—indeed, exclusive sovereign authority—over the District of Columbia and other federal enclaves acquired with the consent of the state in which they are located.
The Property Clause, Article 4, Section 3, Clause 2 does not enumerate a power for the federal government to buy or seize property, it says, “The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States….”
Puerto Rico is a territory, but the government does not have the powers to dispose of any property there other than their military bases. Remember the Isla de Vieques? I do, spent many days there training as a young Marine, the government was forced to give it back to Puerto Rico. How is this this thing in Oregon is no different?
If the government does not have the right to take and control the property from the territory Puerto Rico, what gives it this right in the wildlife reserve in the remote desert outback of southeast Oregon? Or in any of the globes and globes of land the government is putting off limit to its citizen,m We the People.
This video lays out the agenda of those doing their utmost to implement UN Agenda 21’s Sustained Development plans for America.
I think that it is going to take a convention of the states to put it back right. Article V of the Constitution states “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.”
The 34th state required, Michigan, submitted its petition in March of 2014, but significant questions remain about the validity of all 34 requests currently at hand, as some have rescinded the petition, but the constitution is silence upon whither that is allowed or not. This year Texas has joined the call for a Conventions:
Gov. Greg Abbott, aiming to spark a national conversation about states’ rights, said Friday that he wants Texas to lead the call for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution and wrest power from a federal government “run amok.”
“If we are going to fight for, protect and hand on to the next generation, the freedom that [President] Reagan spoke of … then we have to take the lead to restore the rule of law in America,” Abbott said during a speech at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation that drew raucous applause from the conservative audience. He said he will ask lawmakers to pass a bill authorizing Texas to join other states calling for a Convention of States
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I have absolutely no doubt that what she says is correct. Toward the end she asks, “What do you want?, Do you want a Constitutional Republic or do you want an oligarchy?”
It really is up to us, we the people, to decide.
Trouble is that the people have made their decision and we have chosen oligarchy.