The People created the State governments to protect their Inherent and Unalienable Rights. The several Confederated States of the American Union created a contract between themselves called “The Constitution of the United States” in AD 1789. All power and authority rested within those individual sovereign Republics, the States.
The federal government was the “product” of this contract, and did not exist prior to that time. Thus, the new federal government was not a party to the said Constitution, and had no inherent rights, powers or authority whatsoever. Congress named its federal government ”United States”…NOT the same entity as “The United States of America”.
To perform specific functions and duties, the States then delegated certain limited and enumerated powers and authority to this new “United States” government, carefully reserving for themselves all authority to exercise dominion over all things within their own boundaries. These very limited and enumerated powers and authorities are clearly set forth in Article 1 Section 8 of said Constitution. The first sixteen of these powers relate to uniform controls relating to commerce and war and laws.
Clause 17 of Article 1 is called the “Enclaves Clause” because it grants absolute authority of the United States (Congress) over its seat of government, now called Washington DC, and its “territories”, islands taken as war prizes called Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Mariana Islands, plus other lands acquired by treaty.
Clause 17 further grants absolute authority over “all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be” necessary to carry out their delegation of power over the first 16 enumerated duties, as above.
It identifies and limits those Places purchased only “for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings”. By specifically limiting these “places” to the ones mentioned, the Founders clearly did not intend for the central government to “own” ANY land for any purpose but those set forth in Section 8, or they would have listed them further.
The Founders clearly intended that the State Legislatures control the acquisition of specific land within its boundaries to ensure, through its required consent, that the central government was kept properly confined within the original intentions so carefully limited and enumerated.
The only other mention of federal land ownership in the Constitution is set forth below, granting power to perform rights and duties just delegated to the federal government, as above. Article 4 Section 3 Clause 2 authorizes “The Congress” (the federal government of the United States) the “Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States.
The States donated land for the Seat of Government, called Washington DC. As “war prizes”, the Government of the United States acquired the Island Territories and Treaty Territorial “enclaves. Congress was authorized to “purchase by the Consent of the State Legislatures”all land necessary to carry out its delegated duties. Nothing more. There is no mention of any authority to create National Parks, Monuments, Wilderness, Wildlife Refuges, etc.
These donations, acquisitions, and approved purchases are the ONLY “Territory or other Property belonging to the United States” that is authorized by the States in their delegations of powers. The federal government was never intended to own land outside these limitations, as is clearly shown in the Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers and other transcriptions of original debates.
Today elected public officials swear a sacred Oath to preserve, support, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States and the State of Oregon, and the laws made pursuant thereto.
All laws of the Legislative Assemblies of the United States of America and The State of Oregon are required to be in harmony with said constitutions, or they are VOID and of no effect whatsoever. Those who seek to enforce these unconstitutional “laws” are in breach of their Oath and are disqualified from Office.
If these “laws”/rules/regulations/statutes/codes contain ANY thing that is outside the “Supreme Law”, they are void. Each man who can read and reason can make this determination for himself, using the basic foundation of Truth in this document. No Courts are constitutionally authorized or created to add to any powers granted under the Constitutions or to interpret the plain language and intent of the Framers.
Over the decades, the federal government has been unlawfully and unconstitutionally acquiring vast tracts of land for purposes other than are clearly enumerated in its founding document, the Constitution of the United States. A corporate or quasi-corporate entity has no power or authority to act outside any restrictions or limitations specified in its founding document or charter. Any such activity is VOID on its face, from the beginning.
Because the central federal government, the UNITED STATES, has the Right to “exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever over its seat of government, territories, and all places purchased”, it has created multiple federal agencies with limited jurisdiction to act inside the limited federal boundaries. Among these agencies are IRS, FBI, DHS, CIA, FEMA, SS, OSHA, EPA, BLM, USFS, TSA, NSA, etc. They have no without authority in your county without the consent of the Sheriff. This fact is the Supreme Law of the Land!
The present federal agencies now routinely operate beyond the scope and authority granted originally by the States, but they CANNOT lawfully do so. Their jurisdiction lies only inside the Seat of Government and the “enclaves”. “Exclusive Legislation” means just that. The federal UNITED STATES can make any rules it wants over its own property, and employ any agency it wants inside its own property. But United States agents has NO Constitutional authority or right to enter your county without the consent of your Sheriff. This fact is the Supreme Law of the Land! If your Sheriff gives away his authority to another government agent who harms you, he is in breach of his Oath to protect the Rights of his electors, and should be removed from office.