Friday, March 5, 2010

Federal Land grab

So, it seems the federal government is trying to take yet more state land. This land grab is unconstitutional. Article I of the constitution requires state permission to take land; the state should sue.

For your edification
The relevant clause in Article 1 Section 8 of the constitution:
"To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; "

Do elected officials not read the constitution anymore?