The Presidents jaded view on land ownership?

In a recent speech on the Middle East, President Obama suggested that Israel might consider moving their border back to what they were forty four years ago. This would seem to imply that Israelis, who have called said property their home for close to half a century, be asked to give them up and just move off. Good media moment Mr. Prez, but he does bring up an interesting point.
If Obama and (by complacency the government of the US) condone the loss the right to private land ownership of a people in a foreign country, then what do they feel about private land ownership here in America? Five items to consider:

Blatant Land Grabbing is Ongoing

The total U.S. land area is approximately 2,271,343,000 acres. The federal government already owns, manages, or controls one third of this area and that figure is growing daily.
Here’s a list of the percentages of property owned by the government in select western states:
Nevada               84.5%               Arizona               48.1%
Alaska                69.1%                California           45.3%
Utah                   57.4%                 Wyoming           42.3%
Oregon               53.1%                 New Mexico      41.8%
Idaho                  50.2%                 Colorado            36.6%
(Golly gee willikers everybody, that’s most of the west)!

Creeping Government Censorship

The BLM (Bureau of Land Management) used to come out annually with their book on land statistics in the United States, which was an impeccable account of the amount of land ownership, who owned how much, how much the Department of Transportation owned and how much the Army Corps of Engineers owned. That stuff is no longer compiled in a form that is easy for anyone to access. I wonder why?

Default on International Debt

Historically, when a country defaults on international loans or experiences a total collapse of its currency, often times the only recourse is to sell off whatever real assets it has. This could include gold reserves, mineral rights or… the land itself! (Hey China, how about you get California and we just call it even)? The people currently living there could then be resettled onto reservations in government owned states like Utah. (Sound a little too familiar)?

Obama’s Philosophical Profile

‘Had Americans been able to stop obsessing over the color of Barack Obama’s skin and instead paid more attention to his cultural identity, maybe he would not be in the White House today. The key to understanding him lies with his identification with his father, and his adoption of a cultural and political mindset rooted in post colonial Africa.’ Please read ‘Obama, the African Colonial’ published on the American Thinker site for more.
(Does Obama actually want to see America devolve into a second world country? I’m not sure, but perhaps it bears more discovery on the part of the people).

Signs in Arizona

Lastly, what country that you know of puts up a sign like this eighty miles inside its southern border? They stand as an outright concession to Mexico that our land is up for grabs. They are an affront to the US and all who would make this nation a home.
Internationally, these signs are an open and festering wound in the side of the State Department. A visual statement which proclaims to all countries, especially allies like Israel, that if we are unable (and unwilling) to protect our own borders, how then can they ask us to help protect theirs?

About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who currently resides in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy blogging and politics. I received my degree from SIU majoring in Biology in 1972 and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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