The Mental Militia was proud to attend a presentation at Virginia City, Montana, by Utah Representative Ken Ivory, who was assisted by Montana Senator Jennifer Fielder. That event was sponsored by a TMMer, former County Commissioner and Tea Party Activist Dan Happel, who had invited me to educate myself by attending the important event. I was pleased to learn how deeply the American Lands Council had looked into the process of bringing Territories into Statehood via Enabling Acts. I learned about “Equal Footing Rules” which are in place to assure newly-declared States the same relationship with the Federal government as with all other States, going right back to the original thirteen States which ratified the U.S. Constitution. This is the kind of knowledge which Federal agencies do not want We The People to know. I became an instant supporter of the ALC, and found a new perspective on the Bundy Ranch debate, in favor of Cliven Bundy and his cowboy friends.
Representative Ivory delivered a factual presentation of common sense facts about land management, federal mishaps and erroneous approaches to managing public lands within States, and showed why the transfer of public lands management from the Federal government to the respective State governments is practical and necessary.
The American Lands Council Foundation
Leading the Charge
The American Lands Council Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focused on research and education related to the historical, economic, environmental, and social aspects of public land management, ownership, disposition and policies.
Our goal is to contribute research and education in support of achieving thoughtful, accountable, locally driven stewardship that improves public access, environmental health, and economic productivity on our public lands.
Let’s all help the American Lands Council continue their good work!
American Lands Council website: http://www.americanlandscouncil.org/
Landing Page at TMM — https://thementalmilitia.net/2016/12/04/american-lands-council/