Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Great American Land Grab

Have you heard of the "Great Outdoors Initiative"? Chances are, you haven't.
But across the country, White House officials have been meeting quietly with environmental groups to map out government plans for acquiring untold millions of acres of both public and private land. It's another stealthy power grab through executive order that promises to radically transform the American way of life.
In April, President Obama issued a memorandum outlining his "21st century strategy for America's great outdoors." It was addressed to the interior secretary, the agriculture secretary, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency and the chair of the Council on Environmental Quality.
The memo calls on the officials to conduct "listening and learning sessions" with the public to "identify the places that mean the most to Americans, and leverage the support of the Federal Government" to "protect" outdoor spaces. Eighteen of 25 planned sessions have already been held. But there's much more to the agenda than simply "reconnecting Americans to nature."
The federal government, as the memo boasted, is the nation's "largest land manager." It already owns roughly one of every three acres in the United States.
This is apparently not enough. At a "listening session" in New Hampshire last week, government bureaucrats trained their sights on millions of private forest land throughout the New England region. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack crusaded for "the need for additional attention to the Land and Water Conservation Fund -- and the need to promptly support full funding of that fund."
Property owners have every reason to be worried. The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a pet project of green radicals, who want the decades-old government slush fund for buying up private lands to be freed from congressional appropriations oversight. It's paid for primarily with receipts from the government's offshore oil and gas leases.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: Here..


  1. Every survival location amd militia encampment is at potential risk of being seized by the Gov, soon there will no place to hide.

  2. I wonder if the U.S. Government is preparing to sell large swaths of land and other properties to China, Japan and other large foreign holders of U.S. debt in the eventuality that these countries may decide to balk on holding Treasury securities and just demand tangible assets instead.


  4. This is a great way to prevent people from farming or living off the land, or otherwise having any chance at independence and physical fitness. The government LOVES to have people overworked and out of shape by restricting their time and entry into areas.

    A fat and tired population is much easier to control than a fit, sharp and focused one.

  5. It's a back door approach by the Natural Gas companies, I guarantee you. They will get drilling rights on all this land without having to deal with one landowner at a time. Remember the documentary Gasland? Now juxtapose this with the intentions of the Natural Gas players, and you see the strategy unfolding. Good ploy using the environmentalist movement as cover.

  6. This is what the Eco Nazi are up to.

    Watch all the parts and you can clearly see they are driving people off the land

  7. Yeah, I heard the whole story

    A week ago

    On Fox news !

    Imagine that !

  8. Google "Smart Growth America" for the entire story


Everyone is encouraged to participate with civilized comments.